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.
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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.
- 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.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
The Utah Healthcare Corps program year begins September 1st and applications are accepted year-round.