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AmeriCorps at CHRISTUS Health

AmeriCorps Vista Public Health AmeriCorps

Program Overview

AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation's most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Go where the need is greatest: Join AmeriCorps VISTA and serve with organizations that help fight poverty.

Public Health AmeriCorps

A new generation of public health leaders to help tackle COVID-19 and respond to other pressing public health needs

AmeriCorps VISTA

In partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA, CHRISTUS Health will serve as a host site and hire Community Health VISTA Coordinators across our ministries.

As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you will help support the growth and capacity of CHRISTUS Health's community health and social impact efforts resulting in greater alignment to community needs, improvement of community health outcomes, and increased health equity. Furthermore, you will mobilize key individuals and organizations to create coalitions committed to improving community health, develop interventions that address community needs among under-resourced communities, and monitor/evaluate community programs. Join our team today!

Benefits to serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member

Living Allowance

You receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses.

HealthCare Experience

This partnership with CHRISTUS Health provides a stepping stone into healthcare and public health.

Professional Development Training

You have the opportunity to attend in-person and virtual training to learn how to be a community development change agent.

Non-Competitive Eligibility

AmeriCorps VISTA is the only AmeriCorps program that allows members to earn federal non-competitive eligibility, giving members an edge in the federal hiring process.

End of Service Award

Members can choose between a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,895) to pay for a range of education expenses or a $1,800 cash stipend.

Interested in Serving with AmeriCorps VISTA?

Register Here

Join an introductory webinar that gives an overview, and the benefits members receive during and after service.

Visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website

Learn more about the federal program.

Ready to Apply? Choose your local Ministry and apply.

    Public Health AmeriCorps

    In partnership with Public Health AmeriCorps, CHRISTUS Health will serve as a host site and hire 30 Community Health Workers across our ministries.

    As a Public Health AmeriCorps, you will address social determinants of health by providing outreach, assisting with navigation of services, providing education, and offering referrals to patients to improve health outcomes across the service areas of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, Good Shepherd, St. Michael, Santa Rosa, Spohn, Southeast Texas, Ochsner St. Patrick, St. Frances Cabrini, Shreveport-Bossier, St. Vincent and System Office. Public Health AmeriCorps will have the opportunity to receive Community Health Worker (CHW) training and state certification. Join our team today!

    Benefits to serving with Public Health AmeriCorps

    Living Allowance

    You will receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses.

    Hands on Experience

    This partnership with CHRISTUS Health provides a stepping stone into healthcare and public health.

    Professional Development Training

    You have the opportunity to receive Community Health Worker training from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and obtain a state certification. Additionally, you can attend in-person and virtual trainings in a variety of topics and learn from experts.

    Student Loan Deferment/ Forbearance

    Individuals in approved AmeriCorps positions are eligible for forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans. In addition, interest payments that accrue during service may be eligible for repayment by AmeriCorps.

    End of Service Award

    Members can choose between a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,895) to pay for a range of education expenses.

    Interested in Serving with Public Health AmeriCorps?

    Visit the Public Health AmeriCorps website

    Learn more about the federal program.

    Interested in Applying?

    We will begin hiring Public Health AmeriCorps in August! If you are interested in applying and want to learn more, please contact us at americorps@christushealth.org