National Health Corps Florida accepting member applications

Mar 22, 2017  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Retreat 15Applications are now open for the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program and we have many amazing positions on the roster for this upcoming 2017-18 program year! There are also two immediate opportunities for service with the program that can begin anytime this summer in North Florida:

  1. Agape Family Health, Patient Navigator in a Clinical Family Health Setting
  2. First Coast YMCA, Health Educator for the Tower Gardens Project

National Health Corps Florida is an AmeriCorps program where members from all over the country commit to a 1,700 hour/46-week term of service at various public health-focused nonprofit and government partners in five counties in Northeast Florida. Members receive a $12,630 stipend over the term and an education award of $5,815 upon successful completion of the 1,700 hours.

Members provide direct services through their host site, including activities like enrolling uninsured patients into Medicaid or the market exchange; enrolling patients into prescription medication assistance programs; facilitating nutrition and fitness education with school children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; providing health education workshops on topics such as chronic disease prevention and smoking cessation; facilitating STD/HIV prevention education to teens; and helping people navigate the health care system by making appointments and providing free health screenings.

The program requires that members must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and volunteer experience as well as a passion for public health or medicine. The program is very competitive so if you have an interest, please be sure to apply via the National Health Corps Florida  website. If you have any further questions, feel free to email the Program Coordinator, Sherry Nelson at snelson@nefhsc.org. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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