Founded in 1995 by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Community HealthCorps is the largest health-focused, national AmeriCorps program that promotes health care for America’s underserved, while developing tomorrow’s health care workforce. In the past 13 years, LifeLong Medical Care has participated in the Community HealthCorps program as a community-based clinic consortium.
Community HealthCorps Navigators serve a total of 1,700 service hours in 10-12 months to perform essential roles in LifeLong Medical Care's diverse health and social programs. Navigators learn and perform activities that enhance services and programs administered by our community health agency staff. For example, Navigators serve patients and community residents who do not have access to a medical home through eligibility assistance and enrollment in health insurance programs. Navigators work with patients to ensure they keep appointments and follow treatment plans to better use health care services. In addition, Navigators provide direct health education to help patients understand how to live a healthier lifestyle. Navigators also recruit, train and manage non-AmeriCorps, community volunteers. For more information, click on the Recruitment Brochure on the left-hand side.
In exchange for a year of full-time service, Navigators earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award equal to the maximum amount of the Pell Grant that can be used to pay for educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, or to pay back qualified student loans. Navigators also receive a modest living allowance stipend and health care benefits. This is not a paid job opportunity. For more information, click on the Benefits Summary on the left-hand side.
How to Apply
My AmeriCorps is an online system designed to help members manage their AmeriCorps experience. It provides an easy way for individuals to get and give important information – before, during and after their service. This site makes it easy to search and apply for service opportunities in all AmeriCorps programs.
To access, go to www.americorps.gov and click on the login link to My AmeriCorps. After registering and creating a profile, potential applicants can apply to LifeLong Medical Care’s Community HealthCorps program. We will access your application through the online portal and you will be notified when it is under review.
- Supplemental Application (to be posted soon)
The application period for the 2013-2014 Program Year will begin April 1, 2013.
Primary and secondary interviews for selected applicants will begin in May.
Acceptance notifications will be sent to final candidates starting July.
The Service Start Date will range between Mid-August to Early-September.
For more information on applying to the Community HealthCorps program, please visit www.americorps.gov and www.communityhealthcorps.org.