Utah Healthcare Corps

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Since 1995, the Utah Healthcare Corps has increased access to primary healthcare services for Utahns by reducing economic, geographic, cultural, and language barriers.

The Utah Healthcare Corps (UHC), An AmeriCorps program of the Association for Utah Community Health, currently supports 26 members serving 10 sites throughout the state of Utah. Members of the UHC make a difference in the healthcare community by providing patients with vital health education and translation services, including facilitating health insurance enrollment.

In exchange for 52 weeks of service, participants receive a monthly $1,500 living stipend, a $5,815 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service, interest-free deferment of student loans, invaluable experience in volunteer management, civic engagement opportunities, and the knowledge that they are making a real difference in the lives of the people they serve.

Utah Healthcare Corps is an AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

The Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) reaffirms its commitment to equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. AUCH is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please contact AUCH

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What You Do

  • Establish trusting relationships with patients and their families while providing general support and encouragement;
  • Provide ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families;
  • Provide information and education to the medically underserved in Utah about various community benefit services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner;
  • Conduct public education and outreach regarding the availability of health insurance affordability programs—including information about enrollment into Medicaid, CHIP, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • Conduct eligibility determination and facilitate enrollment in health insurance affordability programs;
  • Assist patients in understanding and retaining their health insurance coverage, including assistance with completing applications and registration forms, and how to use insurance;
  • Help patients establish primary healthcare homes, set personal goals, and attend appointments;
  • Provide referrals for services to community agencies, as appropriate;
  • Follow-up with patients via phone calls, home visits and visits to other settings where patients can be found;
  • Exhibit excellent working relations with patients, visitors and staff;
  • Participate in learning activities; and
  • Participate in community service projects.

What You Get

  • Living stipend of $1,500/month for full-time members and $750 per month for half-time members;
  • Eli Segal Education award of up to $5,815 upon successful completion of service;
  • childcare assistance if eligible;
  • healthcare coverage for full-time members;
  • and ongoing professional development training.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age (or 17 with parent's consent);
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English preferred;
  • A background check will be conducted on all potential candidates.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

The Utah Healthcare Corps program year begins September 1st and applications are accepted year-round.

All applications must be submitted through the AmeriCorps.gov website. For more information please contact Cynthia. 

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