CCALAC AmeriCorps Health Fellows

 

 

Our Organization

The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County’s (CCALAC) mission is to promote community clinics and health centers as providers and advocates for expanding access to quality comprehensive health care for medically underserved people in Los Angeles County. CCALAC’s vision is to advance the health and wellness of communities throughout Los Angeles County, creating a comprehensive health care system for underserved populations to help reduce health disparities in the county.

 

Our Program

The CCALAC AmeriCorps Health Fellows will place 23 full-time AmeriCorps members at various Community Health Centers across Los Angeles County to outreach to new and current patients, enroll patients into healthcare insurance, programs and services, and conduct case management and health education to patients with chronic diseases. Through their service, AmeriCorps Health Fellows will increase the number of medically underserved individuals who are aware of primary care services and have access to and are utilizing primary care services to treat their chronic diseases.

 

 

“Helping the medically underserved populations in LA county”


Our AmeriCorps Members

Over the course of 11 months, 23 full-time AmeriCorps Health Fellows will be trained and placed across 9 Community Health Centers to provide services to their patients. The mission of the CCALAC AmeriCorps Health Fellows program is to train and place AmeriCorps Members into health centers to increase the number of medically underserved individuals having access and utilizing primary care services. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps Health Fellows will earn a living allowance, education award, clinical experience, and will have an opportunity to serve the medically underserved populations of Los Angeles County. CCALAC’s vision is to develop a national service health pipeline for careers in community health centers that improve access to healthcare for the medically underserved and those living in poverty.

Service Locations

Various clinic sites throughout Los Angeles County

Member Qualifications

In addition to the AmeriCorps qualifications, CCALAC strongly prefers candidates with a Bachelors’ Degree, backgrounds in health, familiarity with electronic health records, familiarity with medically underserved populations and medically underserved areas.

 

Program Contact

Alexander Gil

213-201-6525

agil@ccalac.org

ccalac.org/services/workforce/americorps-health-fellows-program/

 

 

Administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service