AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps

AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps

The mission of AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps is to increase health care access and enhance workforce development through service in community health centers throughout NYS, with the goal of eliminating health disparities for the medically underserved though long-lasting sustainable projects. Learn how our members accomplish these goals below.

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AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps

AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps is a workforce development program dedicated to preparing AmeriCorps members for careers in public health and community-based primary health care, while addressing the most pressing health care needs in communities throughout New York State.

CHCANYS AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps members serve in federally-qualified Community Health Centers, performing direct service with patients and community residents thereby filling service gaps, increasing access to health care services, and improving utilization of services. Members provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services, tailored to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps members perform a half-year term of service focused on addressing the most pressing health care challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. During their term of service members will

  • Assist with COVID-19 rollout efforts
  • Community outreach and education about the COVID-19 vaccine
  • COVID-19 awareness and education
  • Re-engaging patients lost to care
  • Food distribution and increasing food security
  • Linking patients and community residents to resources
  • Emergency preparedness training and education
  • Other services addressing Social Determinants of Health

AmeriCorps members in the New York Public Health Corps are essential members of their Community Health Center team and a critical part of New York State’s effort to keep New Yorkers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about the AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps, please contact us at americorps@chcanys.org.

AmeriCorps Member Benefits

AmeriCorps members in the New York Public Health Corps receive a living allowance, transportation benefits, health care coverage, child care benefits, and other benefits during their term of service. After successfully completing their term of service, AmeriCorps members earn an Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to repay qualified student loans and/or pay educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.

As a workforce development program, CHCANYS AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps is committed to developing a pipeline to public and community health careers and higher education. Public Health Corps members receive extensive professional development and training opportunities. Members receive host site training specific to their service activities and will have the opportunity to be enrolled in Cornell University’s innovative Public Health Essentials Certificate Program. Members have access to trainings offered by CHCANYS, the New York State Department of Health, access to the Public Health Corps’ Mentorship Network, and may be eligible for SUNY academic credit upon completing specific trainings and upon completion of their service term.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply to become a AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps member, an individual must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

Other qualifications, such as specific skills or academic requirements, may be preferred or required depending on the position. All positions in the program are tailored to meet the needs of our partner Community Health Center host sites and the patients and communities they serve.

CHCANYS and AmeriCorps is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Apply to the CHCANYS AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps by clicking here. Please note that you will have to register to the MyAmeriCorps member application portal to apply.

AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps is a partnership and collaboration between the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, the Executive Chamber Nonprofit Unit, the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Community Health Care Association of New York State, Rural Health Network of South Central New York, and the State University of New York

To learn more and apply to the AmeriCorps New York Rural Health Service Corps click here.