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Idaho HealthCorps

Contact

ihc@isu.edu
208-282-4436
Institute of Rural Health Pocatello Office
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave. Mail Stop 8174
Pocatello, ID 83209-8174

Institute of Rural Health
Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

Americorps Statement

This material is based upon work supported by AmeriCorps under AmeriCorps Grant No. 21AFDID0010001. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, AmeriCorps or the AmeriCorps program. Administered by Serve Idaho and Sponsored by AmeriCorps.

Mission

Idaho HealthCorps members serve in non-profit organizations with a health related goal to provide outreach to children and families, provide health screenings and education, and serve as a link between the community and the non-profit programs in which the members serve.

Vision

Through the Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps program, Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health places members across the state to address the health needs of Idaho’s low-income children and families in rural underserved areas. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing health education and health screening activities, which will result in improved access to health care in Idaho. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage additional community volunteers who will be engaged in assisting the AmeriCorps members at their placement sites. Many Idaho residents are from rural, low income and underserved areas and face significant health care challenges. Families from low-income backgrounds are often uninsured, may have language barriers, and often lack access to health care due to lack of transportation, income or limited health literacy. As a result, the Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps member service locations stretch across most areas of the state.

Start Your Journey Today

Are you interested in gaining real-world experience in your chosen field, training opportunities, interest forgiveness, and making lifelong friendships all while earning an education award? The Idaho HealthCorps program is the right place for you! We offer five different contracted positions that allow members to serve their community while earning an education award and sometimes a living allowance. Check out the Bengal Service Corps and Health Navigators tab for more information!

Diverse volunteers packing donation boxes with canned food in food bank