The success of National Health Corps Pittsburgh (NHC Pittsburgh) depends on the dynamic interactions between NHC Pittsburgh and the community-based host sites. Through these relationships, NHC Pittsburgh members are able to fulfill the pressing needs of these community organizations and at the same time gain profound, hands-on experiences. NHC Pittsburgh members and the host sites jointly help to facilitate health care initiatives that improve the quality of life of underserved populations in and around Pittsburgh.
National Health Corps Pittsburgh members have committed themselves to a year of service in the Pittsburgh community. Although they come to NHC Pittsburgh with diverse backgrounds, they all share a common dedication to helping underserved communities. NHC Pittsburgh members bring energy, commitment and creativity to the organizations where they serve. Host sites benefit tremendously by hosting an AmeriCorps member as members help expand organizational capacity, raise awareness of their organization’s presence in the community, and help deliver needed services to the organization’s clients.
Listed below are the organizations that are currently serving as placement sites for the 2017-2018 grant year:
- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- Global Links
- Program for Health Care for Underserved Populations (PHCUP)/Birmingham Free Clinic
- UPMC Shadyside Health Center
- Allegheny County Health Department
- Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center
- Squirrel Hill Health Center
- UPMC Children's Hospital Department of Adolescent Medicine
- Primary Care Health Service, INC.
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC- Office of Health Improvement Partnerships and Community Health
- UPMC St. Margaret Lawrenceville Family Health Center
Now in its 23rd year, NHC Pittsburgh continually strives to create a diverse collaboration of community partner sites to attract the most diverse and dedicated AmeriCorps members.