Improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement

through service and volunteering since 1994.

Health navigators

Health Navigators are placed with non-profits across Idaho where they assist the non-profit through direct service including but not limited to recruiting and managing volunteers, working directly with community members to help make a change, or doing work involved in making a direct change. These members are required to collect and submit data on behalf of Idaho HealthCorps while still following the policies and guidelines of their site. These positions come in three different contract types: Full Time (1,700 hours), Reduced Full Time (1,200 hours), and Part Time (900 hours) and offer a living allowance and a Segal Education Award*. Only Full Time (1,700 hours) positions offer childcare and health insurance. Please contact Idaho HealthCorps staff for living allowance and education award amounts as well as health insurance allowances. Health Navigator positions require cash and in-kind match. For information on cash and in-kind match requirements, please contact Idaho HealthCorps staff.

Members

Ian Holland

Ian Holland

Serving at Genesis Community Health through Idaho HealthCorps has given me a stronger understanding of the barriers that patients face when trying to access healthcare in our state, as well as the social determinants of health that contribute to that process. At Genesis, I work directly with patients, providers, and community health workers to help our patients receive the medical care they need to overcome social barriers. Through my service, I have become better prepared to understand, address, and overcome these complex issues as a healthcare provider.

Haleigh Honeycutt

Haleigh Honeycutt

I am happily serving the Pocatello community through a local charter school. I love teaching kids healthy eating through the Let’s Go 5210 program and have enjoyed the last two years with Idaho HealthCorps and look forward to a couple of more!

Shelby Vasas

Shelby Vasas

My term as an Idaho HealthCorps Health Navigator has been FANTASTIC! I love serving and helping others and AmeriCorps has been an avenue by which I can do so. I’ve grown both as a person and professionally throughout this year and am grateful for the opportunities that have been provided through my service.

Ariana Watson

Ariana Watson

Through the IHC AmeriCorps program, I was able to roll out a new volunteer orientation, organize the first-ever volunteer appreciation picnic, and aid in food distribution throughout the Treasure Valley. My service time with AmeriCorps was essential to my personal and professional growth over this last year!

Shelby Wood

Shelby Wood

I decided to join the Idaho HealthCorps program to serve my community and help me with educational expenses. I was thrilled with how many community members, especially family, I was able to serve during my term. Not only did I get to help community members, but I was able to achieve my goal of helping low income community members a hand and reducing their stress concerning basic human needs so they could focus on providing a safe and loving environment for their families. I would highly recommend AmeriCorps to anyone who would ask as it allows you to fulfill a great need in a community. Programs like this fill gaps and offer a lending hand. If these programs didn’t exist a lot of families would go without. The big picture is taking the weight and stress off of families, thus alleviating children who live in these households.

Collin Hunter

Collin Hunter

The Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps team allowed me to immerse myself in an environment that is exceptionally supportive while learning a variety of skills. I was able to grow as a person and become more active in my community. I was even able to apply and was accepted into medical school during my term since my site and the program staff were so flexible and supportive.

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 programs below for more information!