National Health Corps San Francisco
In May 2019, SFCCC was selected to be a new National Health Corps (NHC) operating site under the AmeriCorps program administered by Health Federation of Philadelphia.
This partnership means San Francisco will once again have a community health-focused AmeriCorps program, with a corps of 18 members beginning this fall for 10.5 months of service. NHC members will gain invaluable experience while supporting the health care safety net by serving at host sites such as community health centers and Department of Public Health sites to provide health education and care to vulnerable and underserved SF residents.
The mission of the National Health Corps is to:
Foster healthy communities by connecting those who need it most with health and wellness education, benefits and services, while developing tomorrow’s compassionate health leaders.
For more information about the National Health Corps, click here.
National Health Corps San Francisco Overview:
NHC members commit to providing 1700 hours of direct service in a community setting for over 46 weeks. Beginning in late summer 2019, NHC SF members will serve at local host sites to improve health in San Francisco’s underserved communities and receive training in health prevention and care. Each host site creates a unique position description for each member that outlines the member’s specific project and duties. Members also plan and participate in group service projects and national service days in collaboration with other volunteer organizations. Members are provided with ongoing training and a site mentor to help them achieve professional growth and excellence in the healthcare field. NHC SF respects and values the dedication of each member and aims to provide the best experience possible.
Members help build healthier communities by focusing on one or more of three main areas at their host sites:
Addressing the opioid crisis;
Increasing older adults’ (adults 50 and older) ability to remain in their homes with the same or improved quality of life for as long as possible; and
Increasing physical activity and improving nutrition with the purpose of reducing obesity and/or chronic conditions that are linked to obesity.
Activities may include education about prevention and treatments for high risk and vulnerable patients; health coaching for improved physical activity, nutrition and alternative pain management strategies; conducting health screenings; patient outreach to engage in health promotion groups and classes, e.g., team-based chronic disease care workshops; promoting civic engagement; supporting seniors to improve their health through technology; and developing programs and classes to promote healthy lifestyle choices through nutrition and physical activity.
For more information about NHC SF, click here.
List of host sites and positions:
San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) Host Sites:
San Francisco Health Network Food Pharmacies
Position: Food Pharmacy Coordinator
Child Care Health Program (CCHP) Nutrition Program, Maternal Child, and Adolescent Health Section
Position: Nutrition Program Trainee
Chronic Pain Interventions
Opioid Safety Outreach Worker/Health Coach
Street Medicine and Shelter Health Program
Positions (2 positions): MAT Liaison
Dental School-Based Screening
Positions: Nutrition Educator and Program Assistant
HealthRIGHT 360 Host Sites:
Integrated Care Center (ICC) and Haight-Ashbury Clinic
Position: Substance Use Disorder Access Coordinator
Positions (2 positions): Diabetes and Chronic Care Coordinator
Tenderloin Health Services
Position: Nutrition Care Coordinator
Position: MAT Program and Outreach Coordinator
Lyon-Martin Health Services & Women’s Community Clinic
Positions (2 positions): Community Health Education and Coordinator of Community Services
Position: Health Coordinator & Patient Health Education
Other Host Sites:
St. Anthony Medical Clinic
Position: Healthy Lifestyles Educator
Curry Senior Center
Position: Senior Vitality Assistant
Interested in becoming a NHC SF Member?
Click here to apply!