The Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) Community HealthCorps program is among 19 Michigan AmeriCorps programs that will receive funding for the 2009-10 program year. The program will receive $211,619 to place 21 members at Community Health Centers across the state to help “get things done,” by providing members to serve as Patient Assistant Specialists and Community Outreach Specialists. This funding is in addition to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding of $202,377 granted earlier this year that places 15 additional AmeriCorps members at Community Health Centers to help provide health education and outreach to Michigan residents.
“The MPCA Community HealthCorps program is strongly committed to supporting our member outreach efforts to help Michigan residents have convenient and affordable access to quality health care,” said John Taylor, MPCA’s AmeriCorps Program Director.
AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by engaging thousands of Americans on a full-time or part-time basis to help communities address their toughest challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service administers AmeriCorps at the federal level and works in partnership with states to develop service programs and create a community-based national service network.
Click here to learn more about the MPCA Community HealthCorps program.