The National Health Corps (NHC) Philadelphia has long-standing partnerships with many organizations in Philadelphia that have served as host sites for AmeriCorps members over the past twenty plus years. NHC Philadelphia members add value to these host sites by helping them increase their capacity to deliver services and fulfill their mission of meeting community health needs. Host Sites benefit tremendously by hosting an AmeriCorps member because the member can help them expand their services while raising awareness of their organization’s presence in the community. Organizations that serve as host sites contribute to the cost for hosting the member and also make an in-kind contribution in the form of appropriate supervision and mentoring of their member(s) by designating a supervisor who ensures professional development, accountability, and completion of the program’s service objectives. Overall, this is an incredibly cost-effective program for organizations.
NHC Philadelphia members serve full-time for a 46-week term of service from llate August/September to mid- July. Members conduct health education and health promotion activities, outreach, case management, and other supportive services intended to assist individuals and families in accessing healthcare. Members are selected based on their interest in healthcare, their committment to community and national service, and their readiness to develop professional skills.
For more information on becoming a host site or to receive a copy of a host site application, please contact Sara Wein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 215-246-5137.