National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.
AmeriCorps National Fixed Amount Grants FY 2013
The Community HealthCorps (CHC), through the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), will place 500 full time AmeriCorps members (ACMs) in frontier, rural, and urban communities in 18 states and Washington, DC between August 2013 and July 2016 to improve health care for the medically underserved, increase financial literacy related to making informed health care decisions, and address barriers (language, transportation, etc) that affect the economically disadvantaged, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and currently overweight children. Over the three years, 90,000 individuals will improve attitudes toward use of health care; 67,500 individuals will increase financial knowledge related to economic impacts of health care decisions; 8,100 older adults and individuals with disabilities will increase social ties/ perceived support. The CNCS focus areas met include Economic Opportunity and Healthy Futures, and the requested investment of $6,087,000 annually will be matched with $6,500,000.