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Status of AmeriCorps healthy futures national service programs

McNaboe, Jennifer (2016) Status of AmeriCorps healthy futures national service programs. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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AmeriCorps engages adults in service learning positions within government and non-profit agencies that focus on improving communities. The healthy futures focus area of AmeriCorps’ funding agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is intended to support programs that provide services to individuals in underserved areas to enhance their health by focusing on assistance, prevention and intervention. Among current AmeriCorps State and National service programs funded by CNCS, only 8% of funding goes toward health. The National Health Corps, an example of a healthy futures programs, is aimed at increasing access to healthcare for vulnerable and underserved populations by placing members in host site organizations that address the most critical public health needs of the community. Through examining the benefits and limitations of the National Health Corps, for both the community and the members who complete their service, it is recommended that CNCS expands funding to include more healthy futures programs that can address pertinent public health needs.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
McNaboe, Jenniferjem273@pitt.eduJEM273
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGary-Webb, Tiffanytgary@pitt.edutgaryUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberBarron, Geraldgbarron@pitt.edugbarronUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberNagy, Annieannie.nagy@alleghenycounty.usUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2016
Date Type: Submission
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2023 10:56


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