Church Health AmeriCorps VISTA Community Engagement Program
About Church Health & AmeriCorps VISTA
The Church Health Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA team will develop outreach programming revolving around the Church Health Model for Healthy Living and the various services offered to the community. Each VISTA member will become wholly embedded in a specific Church Health department and become the outreach specialist for that area. The VISTA team will collaborate to create a fully functional, user friendly, electronic data collection tool that will be used by Church Health to effectively record and measure the impact of the community engagement and outreach process.
The long-term success of this partnership will have a positive and lasting impact on the health behaviors and outcomes of our community by connecting them with the services and information to help them live healthier lives.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand-in-hand with local partners, they tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
With the support of the CNCS, Church Health will greatly enhance our ability to carry out our mission: to seek to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits. The CNCS AmeriCorps VISTA members will work with Church Health to help build our capacity for improved access to primary care medical services and preventive health education.