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Healthy Communities is CHC’s Public Health AmeriCorps program designed to strengthen and create cohesion in our communities through AmeriCorps funding administered through Serve Connecticut. Healthy Communities will promote healthcare, improved access to care and support services through various outreach and awareness events, linkage to care and resources.
Healthy Communities also serves to identify the unique and integral needs of our communities and neighborhoods and to establish strategic plans to address them.
Service delivery will directly address the public health needs in communities who have traditionally experienced barriers to care and make healthcare and support services accessible through flexible delivery of services.
AmeriCorps members will:
AmeriCorps members will also participate in statewide and local activities which promote awareness of health and health services. Along the way, they will engage local residents in volunteerism.
The Community Health Best Practices AmeriCorps Program was established in July 2019 by Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) in Middletown, CT, as a multi-state collaborative that receives direct funding from AmeriCorps State and National. This AmeriCorps program is comprised of 6 FQHCs that are active members of the Community Health Best Practices and have made addressing the opioid crisis a top priority.
AmeriCorps members conduct outreach, patient engagement, community education, and prevention services in high need communities across 6 states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, California, and the state of Hawaii.
The program focus is to reduce and prevent use of prescription drugs and opioid use in partnership with five organizations nationwide: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Family Health Center at NYU Langone, Family Health Care Network, Mariposa Community Health Center, and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
For more information on AmeriCorps at CHC, click here to contact Raneda Porter, AmeriCorps Program Director.
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