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Seeking candidates to APPLY NOW for National Health Corps AmeriCorps program in Chicago!

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ORGANIZATION: PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

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Overview:

The mission of National Health Corps (NHC) is to foster healthy communities by connecting those who need it most with health and wellness education, benefits, and services, while developing tomorrow’s compassionate health leaders. National Health Corps Chicago, a program of NHC, is administered by Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) and implemented by Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC).

Member Benefits:

  • $16,000 living stipend (gross); distributed in even, taxable payments twice a month
  • $6,000+ education award upon successful completion of program
  • Eligibility for health insurance coverage, child care allowance (if applicable), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
  • Enrollment in the AmeriCorps Member Assistance Program (MAP) for accessible, free mental health services
  • Loan forbearance on qualified student loans

Member Duties:

Each NHC Chicago member is placed at a host site where they fulfill most of their service hours at an average of 40 hours per week, mostly during normal business hours. Host sites include federally qualified health centers, community-based organizations, school-based health centers, and other non-profit organizations. Throughout their service term, members also plan and participate in group service projects and national service days in collaboration with other volunteer organizations.

Become a Member:

We are seeking full-time NHC Chicago members to serve an average of 40 hours per week. NHC Chicago members serve 1700 hours during a 46-week service term.

Member positions are adapting to pandemic needs and stay at home orders. In-person and remote activities may be available throughout the duration of COVID-19.

Members provide services including but not limited to:

  • Increasing physical activity and improving nutrition with the purpose of reducing obesity and/or chronic conditions linked to obesity
  • Increasing older adults’ ability to remain in their homes with the same or improved quality of life
  • Reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid overuse.
  • Participating in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, case investigation, contact tracing, and client education
  • Developing and delivering community health intervention workshops
  • Distributing fresh produce and providing nutrition education to health center patients

NHC Chicago is committed to fostering members’ personal and professional development and commitment to service through trainings and team building.

To apply for NHC Chicago, please complete an application at https://nationalhealthcorps.org/apply/leadership external website.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

For any other information, please visit National Health Corps at https://nationalhealthcorps.org/about/leadership or contact NHC Chicago at nhcchicago@phimc.org.

Available Positions:

To see the position descriptions of all available positions please visit https://nationalhealthcorps.org/leadership-open-positions?site=3.

  • Diabetes Care Coordinator with Advocate Trinity Hospital
  • Special Populations Community, Client, and Partner Liaison with Legal Council for Health Justice
  • Community Health Coordinator with Northwest Center
  • After School Coordinator with Girls in the Game
  • COVID Resource Specialist with Haymarket Center
  • Health Educator with Erie Family Health Center and Heartland Health Center
  • Substance Use Prevention Educator with Erie Family Health Center
  • Children and Families Health Advocate with Legal Council for Health Justice

About Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago:

The Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) expands the capacity of public health and health care systems in Illinois to promote health equity and expand access to care. Through program implementation, organizational development, and fiscal management, PHIMC leads efforts to strengthen the public health infrastructure in Illinois. PHIMC tackles critical health challenges in partnership with public health departments and other government agencies, community-based organizations and advocacy groups, academic and grant-making institutions, and health care providers and associations.

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About PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

Location:

180 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 1200, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) enhances the capacity of public health and healthcare systems to promote health equity and expand access to services. Through organizational development, system transformation, fiscal management, and program implementation, PHIMC leads efforts to strengthen public health infrastructure in Illinois.

Description

PHIMC was founded in 1994 by Dr. Patrick Lenihan and the Commissioner of Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Sister Sheila Lyne. Judith Johns served as the organization’s first Executive Director. Originally named Chicago Center for Health Systems Development, Inc., the organization was incubated at CDPH to support program implementation. In 2006, PHIMC became a fully independent organization and received recognition as a public health institute in 2007, becoming one of the 44 members of the National Network of Public Health Institutes.

With programming that now serves communities across the state, PHIMC has a proven track record with the following:

  • Wellness policy development and implementation
  • Community-based organization partnerships and network development
  • Access to healthcare and health systems performance
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and service coordination
  • Oral cancer prevention research
  • Emergency preparedness planning for bioterrorism and pandemic influenza
  • Research and policy development
  • Database development
  • Community service and workforce development
  • Community assessment research to inform public health infrastructure development

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60601

(41.88399,-87.61971)
 

SKILLS

  • Children Medical Services
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week on average, 46 weeks/10.5 months. Monday through Friday, occasional evenings and weekend for special events.

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