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We have an exciting opportunity for an AmeriCorps Member to join our Shelby and Ludington team. As a HealthCorps Service Member you will help promote healthy communities by connecting low-income and medically underserved populations to primary health care services through Community Health Centers across Northwest Michigan. You will be using a variety of methods (phone calls, letters, texting, and face-to-face connections as feasible/appropriate) to help members establish care with a primary health care provider at Health Centers and/or ensure members receive needed care services, as well as perform risk assessments and connect members to appropriate supportive resources.
Essential Functions of Position:
  • Perform risk assessments and address identified social determinants of health and barriers to care through resource connections, such as transportation assistance, interpreter support, food assistance, or housing assistance.
  • Coach and motivate patients to engage in primary care for preventive care, to manage chronic conditions, and to avoid inefficient care, such as overuse of emergency departments.
  • Coordinate with the Health Center care team on behalf of patients to communicate needs, provide accommodations, or acquire further clinical support.
  • Provide specialized outreach to re-engage patients who have experienced care disruption or barriers to care related to COVID-19
Academic and Experience Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • No experience required
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
Commitment and Terms:
  • 9-12 month commitment. Hours varying, up to 52 weeks with a minimum of 26 hours a week
  • o Full Time – Minimum # of Service Hours: 1,700
  • Three Quarter Time – Minimum # of Service Hours: 1,200
  • Drivers License and Car recommended, not required
Interested applicants should formally apply here: https://www.infinityhr. com/extranet/recruiting