Encouraging volunteerism and community service.

Idaho Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps

The Idaho Community HealthCorps is a National Direct AmeriCorps program, funded by the National Association of Community Health Centers. ICHC members work out of community health centers and non-profit community organizations to provide outreach to families and individuals, assist with advocacy needs, provide health education and serve as a link between the community and the health center. Major goals of the ICHC include direct patient services, helping people without health insurance access healthcare and required prescriptions, fostering community education, organizing health fairs, workshops, trainings and other community outreach.

Activities ICHC members may be involved with are:
  • Providing health education sessions, translations services, prescription assistance in English and Spanish
  • Facilitating healthy nutrition classes and information dissemination in English and Spanish
  • Outreach at various health fairs in Idaho
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Outreach and services for domestic violence victims
  • Adult case management and quality assurance
  • Assistance, access and translation services for Saturday free clinic
  • Prenatal education
  • Community service/member development

Gerrard L. Jolly, National Director 
National Association of Community Health Centers - Community HealthCorps
7501 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1100W
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 347-0400 ext. 2073
Website: http://www.nachc.com/
Website: http://www.communityhealthcorps.org/

Barbara Cunningham, Senior Grants Project Coordinator
Community HealthCorps Institute of Rural Health Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8174
Pocatello, ID  83209-8174
Phone:  (208) 282-4560
Fax:  (208) 282-4074
E-mail: cunnbarb@isu.edu
Website: http://www.isu.edu/irh/projects/ichc/