Northeast Pennsylvania

Northeast Pennsylvania

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Why Serve Northeast Pennsylvania?

Northeastern Pennsylvania has been a “melting pot” of ethnicities and lifestyles for many generations. The population boom in the coal mining region from approximately 1850 to 1920 brought immigrants from many countries of Europe. In recent years, people from Mexico, South America, Asia and the Caribbean have settled in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. In the rural counties surrounding these urban areas, family farms are often passed from generation to generation. This “melting pot” of people and culture creates a unique blend of food, festivals, farmer’s markets, religious celebrations, and traditions. Unfortunately, it also creates numerous health disparities based on race, ethnicity, economic status, literacy, access to transportation and access to healthcare. The pandemic has increased these disparities and created additional barriers to health and wellness.

Apply now for the NHC Community Health Fellowship to serve at health and dental clinics, community health programs or social service agencies dedicated to improving the health and well-being of NEPA residents.

Header Photo by: Christopher Seliga, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Our Host Sites

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United Neighborhood Centers
Administration Offices:
425 Alder Street
Scranton PA 18505

Primary Location:
410 Olive Street
Scranton PA 18508
24
Valley in Motion
1300 Old Plank Road
Mayfield, PA 18433
24
Volunteers in Medicine
Volunteers in Medicine
​190 North Pennsylvania Ave
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
24
The Food Dignity Movement
243 S. Washington St.
Wilkes Barre, PA
24
Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA
40 W Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
24
Willow Foundation
100 South Wyoming Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
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The Wright Center for Community Health
501 S. Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18505
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The Wright Center for Community Health
501 S. Washington Ave., Suite 1000
Scranton, PA 18505
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The Wright Center for Community Health
501 S. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18505

Member Positions

Member Position Host Site Status Sort ascending
Community Health Worker The Wright Center for Community Health Full
Community Health Worker, Behavioral Health The Wright Center for Community Health Full
Community Health Worker Valley in Motion Full
Pantry Client Liaison United Neighborhood Centers Full
Community Health Worker Volunteers in Medicine Full

National Health Corps Northeast PA

Northeast Pennsylvania AHEC

164 Scranton Carbondale Highway
Archbald, PA 18401

Program Director: Mary Theresa Mazur

Email: mmazur@nepa-ahec.org

Phone: 570-507-7569