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AmeriCorps applications accepted until July 1

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[JUNE 25, 2004]  The Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps Program is accepting applications for AmeriCorps members to be placed at local health department across Illinois. Applications are due by July 1 and can be downloaded at www.ipha.com. All educational backgrounds and majors are accepted. An AmeriCorps position is available at the Logan County Health Department.

Illinois Public Health Association AmeriCorps members meet locally identified needs at health departments across the state through community service in the following focus areas: health promotion and outreach for programs serving youth, women, children and families; volunteer coordination; and assistance with community emergency preparedness.

The mission is to strengthen the field of public health through the development of skilled and committed leaders, by supporting local public health activities, promoting community awareness and engaging volunteers. Membersí activities range from after-school programming, nutrition education and flu vaccine clinics to volunteer coordination, school health education and homeland security initiatives, depending on the needs of the community.

 

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Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps members serve full time, 1,700 hours, for 11 months at their host site. While serving, members receive a living allowance of $10,200, health insurance, professional development, child care subsidies (if eligible) and loan deferment. After the 1,700 hours are fully completed, the member will receive an education award for $4,725 to be used to pay back qualified student loans or attend an institution of higher education.

To apply, candidates must submit a completed application and resume of qualifications by July 1.

The 2004-2005 program year will begin Sept. 1 and run until Aug. 1, 2005. Please check www.ipha.com for position descriptions and applications. [To download the Adobe Acrobat reader for the PDF files, click here.]

Jancy LaFollette, MPA

AmeriCorps Director

Illinois Public Health Association

223 S. Third St.

Springfield, IL 62701

Phone: (217) 522-5687

Fax: (217) 522-5689

E-mail: jlafollette@ipha.com

Website: www.ipha.com

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