Positions will become available for this dynamic grant that provides prevention strategies for middle and high school aged youth. Learn prevention skills and build your resume for a career in public health, social work, and clinical practice while reducing community risk factors and building protective factors.
This department is charged with providing structure and organization to the communities of Chesterton, Portage and Valparaiso. Coordinators are critical in developing community coalitions and building the strategic prevention framework necessary to achieve sustainability and managed growth and capacity. Epidemiologists will collect data and analyze the findings to provide answers to questions such as, "Why here?" and "Why now?" This information is critical to address local conditions and report in the annual comprehensive community plan.
The coordinator is the liaison between the Indiana State Department of Health, the Local Coordinating Council, the SPOKE team and partnering agencies that contribute to the discussion and potential implementation of initiatives and projects proposed in other Indiana counties that may serve Porter County.
The coordinator organizes Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for community organizations and businesses. The coordinator facilitates instruction with another credentialed trainer to provide basic skill sets to prepare those for a mental health challenge or crisis either on a professional or personal level. If you are interested in attaining credentialing to become an instructor, we have funds to assist with this 3-day intensive virtual course (as of 3/13/22).
Volunteers are needed to assist with community action plans that affect the quality of life in Porter County on micro and macro levels. Our staff has master level expertise and welcome you to join us to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery modalities to our community.