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CHCANYS Public Health Corps - Half-Year
 
 
 
CHCANYS Public Health Corps is a workforce development program dedicated to assisting community health centers in addressing COVID-19 response. Members perform a Half-Year (900 hours, 5-6 months) of service at community health centers, where they work to improve and expand the delivery of services at their sites. Our program prepares its members for careers in community-based primary health care. Members perform direct service with patients thereby filling service gaps, increasing access to and improving utilization of health center’s services. The mission of CHCANYS Public Health Corps is to assure the provision of culturally appropriate preventive and primary health care to medically under-served populations and communities with a focus on connecting patients to health education and treatment. Health centers diagnose and treat budding health problems early, prevent unnecessary utilization of hospital emergency rooms and inpatient beds, and help cut health care costs. CHCANYS Public Health Corps consists of 40 members working full time in various community health centers across New York City. Each member works on a service project that reflect the needs of their health center and the objectives of Public Health Corps, with a focus on COVID-19 pandemic response.
 
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Member Duties : CHCANYS Public Health Corps members make a difference by Increasing Access: members provide patient navigation, case management, facilitated enrollment, and outreach services to medically under-served individuals and existing patients with a focus on COVID-19 pandemic response. Members conduct screenings for substance use and provide targeted care management services to patients at risk of opioid or prescription drug use disorders. Providing Health Education: members facilitate health education workshops, participate in health fairs and community events, and conduct one-on-one and group health education sessions with community residents. AmeriCorps members do not provide health services related to prohibited items or activities as is outlined in detail during orientation.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Public Safety ,  Elder Care ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  First Aid ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Counseling ,  Team Work ,  Medicine ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
CHCANYS Public Health Corps - Half-Year

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2021  -   01/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2021  To  12/31/2021 

Contact Jonathan Aguilar
111 Broadway
New York   NY   10006
212-710-4194
americorps@chcanys.org
chcanys.org

Listing ID 75713


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