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American Heart Association HeartCorps
 
 
 
HEARTCorps members will help accelerate the implementation of clinical and community interventions that improve cardiovascular health, educate and inspire community members to adopt healthy behaviors, and gain an expanded and transferrable set of skills and experiences that equip them for future public health roles. HeartCorps members will participate in extensive training, coaching, and one-on-one supervision, building a transferrable skill set that can be activated in rural communities. Service members will learn from both AHA leaders and their host site leaders, and they will be exposed to a variety of health-related professions and opportunities. Upon completion of service, HeartCorps members will be better equipped to pursue future opportunities in public health or healthcare. To address the disproportionate rates of uncontrolled hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases in rural communities, HeartCorps members will be responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of sustainable systems changes and support strategies necessary to achieve blood pressure (BP) control. Example activities may include BP self-monitoring initiatives, increasing adoption of evidence-based BP measurement and treatment practices, facilitating BP screenings, connecting health centers with social platforms to facilitate ongoing screening and referral for social needs, establishing local support for patients/community members in navigating the care or resources they need, and more. Service members will also lead local collaborations beyond their host site intended to increase awareness of public health needs and further grow the public health workforce. Members may plan and implement local engagement events – such as days of service or community conversations – and will engage local high schools and colleges in building ambassador clubs to further support health promotion work and seed interest in public health professions.
 
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Member Duties : HeartCorps members will work in health centers, community organizations, and public health departments in rural communities to help people improve and control their blood pressure and promote cardiovascular health. Their work may include • Supporting blood pressure self-monitoring initiatives • Increasing adoption of evidence-based blood pressure measurement and treatment practices • Facilitating blood pressure, tobacco, and nutrition security screenings and referrals to care. • Connecting health centers with social platforms to facilitate ongoing screening and referral for social needs • Establishing local support for patients/community members in navigating the care or resources they need. • Mobilizing the community in addressing contributing conditions such as nutrition and tobacco. • Engaging youth in health promotion via cultivating and managing volunteer clubs in local schools or community organizations.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Public Health AmeriCorps . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
American Heart Association HeartCorps

Program Start/End Date
10/31/2022  -   08/16/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE ,  FLORIDA ,  UTAH ,  OHIO ,  ARKANSAS ,  WISCONSIN ,  MINNESOTA ,  GEORGIA ,  IOWA ,  MISSOURI ,  ALASKA ,  KENTUCKY ,  ALABAMA ,  PENNSYLVANIA ,  NORTH CAROLINA ,  ARIZONA ,  WEST VIRGINIA ,  LOUISIANA ,  NEW YORK ,  CALIFORNIA ,  COLORADO ,  TEXAS ,  WYOMING ,  MISSISSIPPI ,  NEW MEXICO ,  NEBRASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/19/2022  To  12/16/2022 

Contact Jessica Black
7272 Greenville Ave
Dallas   TX   75231
2147062284
HeartCorps@heart.org
www.heart.org

Listing ID 113817


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