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Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is similar to a local Peace Corps where each program focuses on different situations. The Idaho HealthCorps (IHC) AmeriCorps program focuses on access to healthcare for children and families. The IHC AmeriCorps program was established at the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University in 2009 with the goal to help improve health care access throughout Idaho by educating community members in rural areas about health-related topics.

Members also provide health screenings, access to food, and connect community members to local services and resources.

This program has provided hundreds of health profession students and other community members throughout the state with professional development opportunities, hands on learning and, education awards (similar to a scholarship).

 

What Can a Member Do For You

Members will be able to work direcctly with Idahoans to make change, do outreach, case management, training, teaching tutoring, mediating, cleaning, counseling, catching up on paperwork, etc.  Clinical hours, class time, and training time also count towards contracted time.

 

For More Information

If you are interested, please email or call IHC@isu.edu with a day and time that you could attend a 30-minute information session/ orientation via Zoom about how to become a Host Site! 208.282.4436

Jana Bodily-Roan, Project Director

Kayla Fielder, Project Coordinator

Laurie Brenchley, Project Coordinator

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