The Philadelphia Health Corps (PHC) has long-standing partnerships with many community organizations in Philadelphia that have served as host sites for AmeriCorps members over the past twenty years. PHC members add value to these host sites by helping them increase their capacity to deliver services, integrate health messages into their programs 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.
PHC Members serve full-time for a 46-week term of service from September to 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. While we seek to recruit a diverse Corps both in experiences and backgrounds, overall PHC Members have demonstrated their desire to contribute to the overall mission of the National Health Corps.
For more information on becoming a host site or to receive a copy of a host site application, please contact Sara Grainger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 215-567-8001 x 3045
Listed below are organizations selected to serve as host sites for the 2015-2016 year:
- Family Practice and Counseling Network - Abbottsford Falls, Health Annex, Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center
- LaSalle Neighborhood Nursing Center
- Nationalities Service Center
- Maternity Care Coalition
- Philadelphia Department of Public Health - Ambulatory Health Services
- Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. - Maria de los Santos Health Center