americorps program introduction
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DESCRIPTIONAmeriCorps Program Introduction. Joint program between WPHCA & WPHA. Multi-Site Design . Members are located throughout the state, not serving together at one organization or in one community . Wisconsin HealthCorps Program Goals. Increase access to primary care Provide health education - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
AmeriCorps Program Introduction
Joint program between WPHCA & WPHA2Multi-Site Design Members are located throughout the state, not serving together at one organization or in one community
Wisconsin HealthCorpsProgram GoalsIncrease access to primary careProvide health educationPromote public and community health workforce development by providing members with an intensive year of service and professional development in a health care settingProfessional Development OpportunitiesMonthly trainings provided by the Program, 4 of which are face to face. Members will also see each other during the group service project and a closing ceremoniesOpportunities to attend professional conferences (WPHA or WPHCA Annual Conferences)Job shadowing opportunities either on-site or through another program host siteMember ExpectationsComplete 1700 hours of service over the course of the program year (36 hours/week)Attend member orientation and all program trainings and eventsProgram is geared towards those who are considering a career in public or community health Members represent their Host Sites and the Program professionally at all timesMember BenefitsLiving allowance of up to $13,000Health Insurance (if eligible)Dental Insurance (if eligible)Child Care Benefits (if eligible)Education Award of $5,550 upon completion of 1700 hoursLoan forbearance and interest repayment on qualified student loansYear-long immersion experience in public or community healthMinimum RequirementsTo join AmeriCorps, members must:
Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent ResidentHave a social security cardHave a high school diplomaConsent to a state background check and FBI fingerprintingFrequently Asked Questions Q: Do I get to choose where my application is sent? Q: Am I able to obtain additional employment during my term of service?
A: Yes, your application can be sent to as many host sites as you would like.A: Yes, you are able to work other jobs during your AmeriCorps service term so long as they do not interfere with your service requirements.