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AmeriCorps Health Fellows

Overview of the Program

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Background

AmeriCorps is the national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service in the five priority areas of education, public safety, environment, homeland security, and other human needs. AmeriCorps service gives it members the opportunity to impact change in underserved communities, gain valuable life experience, and take steps toward their own future goals.

Mission & Vision

LifeLong’s AmeriCorps program mission is to become pipeline for careers in community health centers that is improving access to primary and preventative care services for the medically underserved communities that we serve.

Belief

AmeriCorps Health Fellows are an asset to communities by bridging healthcare and national service. The power of AmeriCorps provides the tools and resources to impact the lives of many. AmeriCorps is a stepping-stone to a brighter future not only for the individual who serves but to the communities they serve. The AmeriCorps program provides a continuous avenue of professional development and personal growth.

Program Benefits

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Living Allowance

AmeriCorps - Health Insurance

Health Insurance

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Loan Forbearance

AmeriCorps - Childcare Assistance

Child Care Benefits Program

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Networking Opportunities

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Education Award

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Positions/Activities

The AmeriCorps Health Fellow will serve side-by-side with health center staff and have the opportunity to be of service to your community and learn about health careers. AmeriCorps Health Fellow will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health education, referrals, and enrollment into programs directly to community members and patients while getting the skills they need to pursue a health care profession.

AmeriCorps Health Fellow position will compose of:

  • Health Coaching – Provide health coaching in one-on-one or group settings.
  • Care Coordination – Provide health screening and connecting patients to health care benefits and services.
  • Case Management/Patient Navigation – Assist individuals with navigating health related services/programs; provide eligibility assistance and enrollment in health insurance, coverage, and other health benefits programs.
  • Community Engagement & Outreach – Conduct outreach provide education about available health resources and related programs, and health care options.
  • COVID-19 Response – Support COVID-19 related activities such as vaccination efforts, providing educational information, link patients to services to health and/or social needs ( i.e. food, transportation, etc.)
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Management – Assist with recruitment, training, and retention of non-AmeriCorps volunteers; assist with the management of non-AmeriCorps volunteers.
  • Service Projects – Participate in various service projects; coordinate and engage fellows in planning and participating in community service projects.
  • Training – Attend trainings on various health topics and resources as needed for placement, plus professional development training as available.
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Why serve with LifeLong Medical Care?

Our AmeriCorps program is community service and professional development opportunity wrapped into one, this experience enables you to do great things for communities in need while getting in-person training and exposure in the health care field.

Recruitment Information

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Program Year. All applications are due by Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.

The Service Start Date will be September 2021 (start date is subject to change but will notify all candidates in advance).

DateStatus
April 2021The application period for the 2021-22 program year begins
May 2021 – August 2021Primary and secondary interviews for qualified applicants
Late June 2021 – August 2021Applicants will be notified of their final application status during the interview process
Mid-September 2021Service Start Date: The 2021-22 AmeriCorps program year begins
July 2022Service End Date: The 2021-22 AmeriCorps program year ends

How to Apply

We are currently recruiting for our 2021-22 program year and will be filling 20 positions.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Must serve a minimum of 1,700 service hours over an 11-month period.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age, or at least 17 years old with the signature of a legal guardian.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED or commitment to obtain during their service year.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident.
  • Must pass extensive background check.
  • Applicants must make a strong commitment to service, respect and interest in working in medically underserved communities, and demonstrate abilities to work with diverse populations.
  • The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about health equity and social justice, and anyone who is considering public health, medicine, social work, and mental/behavioral health for their higher education/career goals.

LifeLong Medical Care seeks to promote a culture of diversity during the service experience for all Members. Persons of all abilities, races, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, cultural backgrounds and education levels are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

We look forward to learning about you through your application. Please read the following application instructions carefully. Complete and submit your materials (resume, personal statement, references) as soon as possible to ensure full and timely consideration of your application. To be considered for the AmeriCorps program, you must complete and submit the LifeLong External application.

Submit and Completed Our Application and Resume

Access LifeLong Medical Care’s online AmeriCorps application below.

Complete all required fields in the Application, and upload your personal statement, resume, and references in the link above.

If you have any questions regarding the application or the program, please contact us at fellowship@lifelongmedical.org.

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Words from Former Fellows

I have grown so much, and I hope to continue carrying on the spirit of AmeriCorps, not only as a future provider, but also as a member of my community. Without this program, I wouldn't have ever had this type of opportunity. As I continue on my professional path, I can always look back and appreciate what this program have done to make me stronger, better, and wiser in what I do and what I stand for.

AmeriCorps Member

I am proud to serve older adults. They have so many incredible stories to share, and we're all working toward the same goal: improving their health. I enjoy being a part of their lives by leading Walking Groups, working with them to quit smoking and enhancing their health literacy.

AmeriCorps Member