HeartCorps Service Member
Company: American Heart Association
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Are You Ready to Be A Champion Of Health Equity?
With support from Public Health AmeriCorps, the American Heart
Association is launching HeartCorps to accelerate our work and
advance more equitable health outcomes for rural communities. In
general, people in rural America face higher death rates from heart
disease and stroke, lower life expectancy and higher maternal
mortality. Broad, innovative, and sustained approaches are needed
to address the range of challenges faced by rural populations.
HeartCorps is a new service opportunity for those interested in
driving health equity in rural America with the AHA. We are seeking
service members to support this work as AmeriCorps members for the
2022-2023 service year.
ROLES OF SERVICE MEMBERS:
To address the disproportionate rates of uncontrolled hypertension
and other cardiovascular diseases in rural communities, HeartCorps
Support blood pressure self-monitoring initiatives in clinic and
Facilitate adoption of evidence- based blood pressure measurement
and treatment practices.
Enable ongoing BP, nutrition security, and tobacco screening and
referral to needed services in clinical or community settings.
Build community capacity to support healthy living and skill
building including organizing, connecting, and/or delivering
community training and education opportunities.
Engage local and social media in blood pressure control and healthy
Mobilize the community in addressing cardiovascular health and
contributing conditions such as nutrition and tobacco
Connect health centers and community organizations with social
platforms to facilitate ongoing screening and referral for social
Establish local support for patients/community members in
navigating the care or resources they need
Promote registration in research platforms among historically
Launch learning collaboratives for health or community centers with
Plan and implement local engagement events - days of service, town
halls or community conversations - to raise awareness of blood
pressure, cardiovascular health, and related issues and engage the
community in supporting one another in key strategies for
Cultivate and manage volunteer clubs in local schools or community
At least 21 years of age by October 1, 2022.
A United States citizen or National or have a permanent resident
Have reliable transportation.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to learn and grow during service term.
Passion for health equity and interest in promoting health in rural
Demonstrated ability to organize responsibilities and meet
Customer focused, solution focused, and creative problem solver.
Good listener, non-judgmental, patient, open minded, and
All accepted applicants must successfully pass a national criminal
background check to become HeartCorps service members.
Experience or coursework in public health, health communications,
health promotion, or health sciences preferred.
Experience living in Rural community preferred.
HeartCorps Members Will Receive:
A bi-weekly living stipend of $1062.50 (pre-tax)
Healthcare benefits and a childcare subsidy if eligible
An educational award upon successful completion of service
Professional development and training
Direct access to job opportunities upon successful completion of
Please complete the general application for HeartCorps service
members. Be sure to indicate which state(s) you are interested in
serving and/or willing to relocate to for this service
For questions related to HeartCorps, please email us:
EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
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