NHC is dedicated to supporting the next generation of emerging health leaders through the provision of opportunities for the professional growth of its members. Once enrolled, members receive comprehensive pre-service training, as well as continuous learning throughout the service term. Training is provided during monthly member meetings as well through the host site organization and other partners. NHC aims to establish and build a set of core competencies which we believes to be critical to serving as a healthcare professional and carrying forth a commitment to service and volunteerism. These core competencies include:
1. Public Health
2. Public Health Practice Skills
3. Cultural Competency
5. Professional Development
6. Civic Engagement
Members serving in the 2019-20 Corps will receive a taxable living allowance of $13,972 annual gross, paid biweekly. Upon successful completion of service, the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095 (also taxable) is distributed by the Corporation for National & Community Service. The education award can be accessed for up to seven years following the program completion and may be used to pay back qualified student loans or for future education expenses. AmeriCorps members are also eligible for loan forbearance on qualified student loans while enrolled in the program, although you must contact your individual lender for more information on your particular loan and its eligibility.
NHC members are eligible for health insurance coverage, and childcare allowance is available at no cost to them (if eligible).
In addition to ten holidays, members may request personal days for sick time, vacation time, and medical school/graduate school interviews. You may not schedule more than 7 days in a row off from service. Members do not accrue service hours during time off, so although time is available, they are expected to “make those hours up.”