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Rutgers Camden Public Health AmeriCorps

The Rutgers Camden Public Health AmeriCorps Program is focused on public health promotion, community education and direct services in the City of Camden, Camden County and the Delaware Valley Region. Our team of AmeriCorps members will be responsible for capacity building and improving health outcomes while engaged in community outreach and civic engagement. Rutgers Camden Public Health AmeriCorps program strategy will engage public health outreach in Camden, Camden County, and the Delaware Valley Region communities by building capacity through knowledge and skills to intervene in public health initiatives with a focus on state and local public--health organizations. Special attention will be provided to advancing health equity and positive population-based outcomes for communities who are currently or historically underserved. The program will provide academic, career, and leadership pathways towards innovative job opportunities through experiential on-site engaged civic learning, health equity and diversity training, and social justice education with a focus on Camden, Camden County, and the Delaware Valley Region.

Member Duties : Gain valuable professional experience or help an organization expand its capacity, while making an impact in your community. Members will provide direct service to support public health initiatives that serve the needs of our community. These activities may include: - Training - Volunteer Management - Covid-19 Screenings - Assessments, e.g., via surveys - Dietary Recalls - Health Communication and literacy support - Training and education related to social determinants of health disparities - Health Policy audits and advocacy - Education and promotion of non-COVID vaccine efforts, e.g., influenza - Disaster preparedness - Systems development - Civic engagement activities

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Stipend .  
Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Uniforms provided and required .  
Service Areas :Public Health AmeriCorps .  
Skills : First Aid , Education , General Skills , Social Services , Communications , Recruitment , Public Speaking , Teaching/Tutoring , Public Health , Community Organization , Youth Development .