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HeartCorps - Public Health AmeriCorps at the AHA

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ORGANIZATION: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION INC

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Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, and many don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a silent killer that causes unnecessary and inequitable disease, disability and death, robbing us of precious time with loved ones. It can cause heart attacks, heart failure, stroke and other devastating conditions.

Under-resourced communities and those living in rural areas face the highest death rates due to hypertension. Making matters worse, rural communities face a critical shortage of health care professionals, including public health workers, which negatively impacts the care rural residents receive.

The American Heart Association is committed to addressing these inequities and improving blood pressure control and cardiovascular health in rural communities throughout the US.

The AHA is launching our own AmeriCorps program. HeartCorps is a new service opportunity for those interested in driving health equity in rural America with the AHA. We are seeking 100 service members who are interested in supporting this work as AmeriCorps members for the 2022-2023 service year for an 11-month experience starting October 31st, 2022.

Apply to be a HeartCorps Service Member today! HeartCorps members will receive:

  • A living stipend of $25,500 (pre-tax)
  • Healthcare benefits and a childcare subsidy if eligible
  • A $6495 educational award (pre-tax)
  • 200+ hours of professional development
  • Direct access to job opportunities upon successful completion of program

Learn more at HeartCorps: New Public Health AmeriCorps at the AHA or email us at HeartCorps@heart.org

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Hours may vary per program needs
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION INC

Location:

7272 GREENVILLE AVE, DALLAS, TX 75231, US

Mission Statement

To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Description

The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research, educates consumers on healthy living and fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Hunger
Community, Health & Medicine, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

700 Chief Eddie Hoffman HighwayBethel, AK 99559

(60.78788,-161.78581)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • HeartCorps AmeriCorps members will serve 1700 hours over ~ 10.5 months as a full-time member.
  • Full-time commitment at 41.25 hours per week, some college is preferred but not required. Must pass state and FBI background check.

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