Our AmeriCorps Week 2017 celebration continues!
Our current AmeriCorps Members complete the sentence "I am serving in the IPHA AmeriCorps Program because…"
"... I want to help people with their health issues. People deserve to be taken care of when they are sick; they also deserve health care that provides adequate coverage. By joining IPHA AmeriCorps I have been able to touch numerous lives and help them meet their needs and gain access to resources that they require to lead a healthy life." -Alfred, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
"... everyone deserves access to high-quality, affordable healthcare regardless of the language they speak or the country they come from." -Ben, Erie Family Health Center
"... I am a recent community health education graduate and I wanted to gain a year of health education/public health experience before continuing on with my graduate degree. I wanted to learn more about the different aspects of the public health field and immerse myself in a unique experience that would be invaluable to me as I continue with my professional career." -Rachel, Kane County Health Department
"... I want to make a difference in Public Health through Lee County Volunteer Corps, a program developed through collaboration between Lee County Emergency Management, Lee County Health Department, and Lee County Sheriff’s Department. Lee County is home to me and I like knowing that my home is safe in case of disaster. I would never have had this experience if I hadn’t served two terms as an AmeriCorps Member." -Christiana, Lee County Health Department
"... it’s a great way to help my community and gain public health experience!" -Lindsay, Schuyler County Health Department
"... I have a strong passion for reaching communities and populations that otherwise might not have access to resources they need to get and stay healthy." -Liza, Erie Family Health Center
"... I want to be involved with my community to see positive change. I want to be able to help educate and serve those who need services the most, and through partnerships and collaborations be able to see positive impact and our communities thrive." -Maria, Kane County Health Department
"... it is a way to build a leadership, communication skills, and accountability in the workplace. IPHA AmeriCorps is also a great way to network with individuals in your health field." -Ribbian, St. Clair County Health Department
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