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The Community HealthCorps is a national AmeriCorps program that promotes health care for America's underserved, while developing tomorrow's health care workforce. HealthCorps members reach out to individuals with no regular primary care provider to increase access to health care, provide health education and support that lead to appropriate use of health care services and better "self-care" by health center patients, and recruit and develop volunteers to support community health centers.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC ) launched Community HealthCorps in 1995 to bring national service resources to community health centers, primary care associations and clinic consortia that provide primary health care to residents of medically underserved areas. Today, over 600 Community HealthCorps members serve in 33 partner organizations at over 100 delivery sites across 18 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. HealthCorps members serve both in rural and urban areas, meeting the needs of migrant farm workers, the uninsured and underinsured, and homeless individuals.
HealthCorps members serve racially/culturally diverse urban communities in: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA, Denver, CO, Miami, FL, Boston, MA, St. Louis, MO, Brooklyn, NY, Nashville, TN, Milwaukee, WI, and Washington, DC;
Members serve rural communities, smaller cities, and migrant farm workers in: California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New York, Utah, Washington State, and Puerto Rico;
In Grand Rapids, MI, Syracuse and Peekskill, NY, Brownsville, TX, and Seattle, WA, members serve a mix of rural and urban areas.
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