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What are the goals of Community HealthCorps?


  • Increase access to and utilization of primary & preventive healthcare
  • Improve the capacity of health centers to provide quality & preventable healthcare services
  • Increase the quality & availability of preventive and primary care services & programs
  • Foster collaborations & partnerships that ensure the continuity and sustainability of programs & services
  • Encourage Community HealthCorps Members to pursue further education & careers in community health through mentorship & experiential learning
  • Create a culture of civic engagement & volunteerism to strengthen preventive & primary healthcare

BACKGROUND

Founded in 1995 by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Community HealthCorps is the largest health-focused, national AmeriCorps program that promotes health care for America’s underserved, while developing tomorrow’s health care workforce. 

Mission


The mission of Community HealthCorps is to improve health care access and enhance workforce development for community health centers through national service programs.

Vision

The vision of Community HealthCorps is to become a national service pipeline for careers in community health centers that is improving access to necessary primary and preventative care services for the medically underserved.

Beliefs

  • Community HealthCorps is an asset to communities by bridging healthcare and national service.
  • The power of Community HealthCorps provides the tools and resources to impact the lives of many.
  • Community HealthCorps is a stepping stone to a brighter future not only for the individual who serves, but to the communities they serve.
  • Community HealthCorps provides a continuous avenue of professional development and personal growth.

COMMUNITY HEALTHCORPS BENEFITS


Professional Development 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award 

Loan Forbearance & Interest Accrual Payment 

Living Allowance Stipend

Child Care Benefits Program (CCBP)

Health Insurance

Short Term Disability

Workers' Comp

Why Serve with Community HealthCorps?

Community HealthCorps is a community service and professional development opportunity wrapped into one. This experience enables you to do great things for communities in need while getting in-person training and exposure in the health field.

By serving with us, you would:

- Experience working with diverse populations
- Learn specific transferable skills in the community healthcare field and primary care environment
- Become a strong leader by addressing health issues like childhood obesity and financial literacy
- Gain insight in serving in non-profit, federally qualified health center settings
- Plan large-scale events (e.g. AmeriCorps Week) and service projects
- Gain personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results
- Making lifelong friends with a common interest in health and community service

Term of Service

Community HealthCorps Members serve a minimum of 1,700 service hours over a 10 to 12 month period.

What do Community HealthCorps Members Do?

Community HealthCorps Members perform service activities in five primary focus areas:


  • Navigating the healthcare system
  • Helping people in need establish a “medical home” & improve utilization of health services
  • Individual & group health promotion/disease prevention education
  • Follow-up, case management, & support on treatment plans
  •  Enrollment in public health insurance
  • Assessing other patient needs (financial assistance, housing, legal, etc.)

We WELCOME ALL Insurance including Commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid