Healthy Communities at CHC

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Help make healthcare more accessible in our community!

Become a part of CHC Healthy Communities, CHC’s Public Health AmeriCorps program!

Healthy Communities members promote healthcare, improved access to care and support services through outreach and awareness events, and linkage to care and resources.

Recent AmeriCorps projects have included:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  • Health education presentations
  • Food pantry restocking
  • Foot washing event
  • Community clean-up
  • Dignity Grows packing party
  • Community canvassing
  • Pride Month lunch & learn activities
AmeriCorps members restocking a food pantry
AmeriCorps members completing a community clean up in New London

Service projects will directly address the public health needs in communities that have traditionally experienced barriers to care.

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.

Presentation with children at the Meriden YMCA

For more information on AmeriCorps at CHC, click here to contact Raneda Porter, AmeriCorps Program Director.

Why Serve with CHC Healthy Communities?

As a Healthy Communities AmeriCorps Member, you’ll experience a year of service on the frontlines of healthcare, making a difference in the lives of traditionally marginalized and underserved communities.  While you gain experience in health care delivery, you‘ll learn valuable skills as a leader and in the public health profession.

You’ll serve as a critical figure in providing healthcare education and outreach services within our local communities as well as connecting individuals to healthcare resources.

A year as a CHC Healthy Communities AmeriCorps Member will not only improve the health care of our community, but will give you an advantage as you enter into college/graduate school or pursue a career in public health!

The Service Year – What to Expect


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Apply to Serve

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Program Year.

DateStatus
June 2023The application period for the 2023-2024 program year begins.
June 2023 – August 2023Applicant screening and interviews for qualified applicants.
July 2023 – August 2023AmeriCorps Members will be selected and notified of selection.
September 2023AmeriCorps Members start of service will be September 5, 2023.
August 2024AmeriCorps Members service end date will be August 31, 2024.

Current member openings with AmeriCorps at CHC include:

  • Communications Program Specialist
  • Overdose Prevention Champion
  • Cultural Diversity Advocate
  • Family Wellness Assistant
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Coordinator
  • New Horizons Family Services Coordinator
  • Retinopathy Program Specialist
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Youth Healthcare Services Specialist
  • Precision Medicine Peer Educator
  • Food Insecurity Resource Navigator
  • Center for Key Populations Health Navigator

What you need to know

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years old, US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 
  • Candidates should possess a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have either, you will be asked to commit to obtain a GED by the end of your service term.
  • National Service Criminal History Checks (NSCHC) are required for all candidates. An individual who is a registered sex offender or has been convicted of murder cannot serve in any AmeriCorps program.
  • Once selected, Members are required to complete a total of 1700 hours of service, committing to a minimum of 32 hours a week. 
  • Members will be expected to participate in national days of service and community service projects throughout the year.

Program Benefits

The Application Process

Here’s how we make sure it’s a good fit!

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