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National Health Corps Chicago
 
 
 
National Health Corps Chicago is a program of the National Health Corps (NHC) and is administered by the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP), and implemented by the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC). The mission of NHC is to foster healthy communities by connecting those who need it most with health and wellness education, benefits and services, while developing tomorrow's compassionate health leaders. NHC Chicago members commit to providing 1700 hours of direct service in a community setting over 46 weeks. NHC Chicago members will serve at a local community organization (aka host sites) to improve health in Chicago’s underserved communities. Each host site creates a unique position description for each member that outline his or her specific project and duties. Throughout their service term, members plan and participate in group service projects and national service days in collaboration with other volunteer organizations. Additionally, NHC is committed to fostering members’ personal and professional development, and commitment to service through trainings and team building.
 
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Member Duties : Each NHC Chicago member is placed at a host site where they fulfill most of their service hours. Host sites include federally-qualified health centers, community-based organizations, school-based health centers, and nonprofit organizations. Members help build healthier communities by providing three main services at their host sites: 1) address the opioid crisis 2) increase older adults (adults 50 and older) ability to remain in their own homes with the same or improved quality of life for as long as possible and 3) increase physical activity and improve nutrition with the purpose of reducing obesity and/or chronic conditions that are linked to obesity. NHC members do not engage in any activities prohibited by AmeriCorps as outlined 45 CFR §2520.65. Please view the NHC Chicago website before applying for more information: http://www.nationalhealthcorps.org/chicago/how-apply
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
National Health Corps Chicago

Program Start/End Date
08/27/2019  -   07/10/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
See positions for language req
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/11/2019  To  09/30/2019 

Contact Alisha Jani
Public Health Institute Of Metro Chicago
Chicago   IL   60601
312-629-2988
nhcchicago@phimc.org
www.nationalhealthcorps.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 5441


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