Healthy Futures AmeriCorps
Richmond (South Africa)
Background: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
Scope of Service: The Healthy Futures AmeriCorps will promote and facilitate the health and social self-sufficiency of refugees and other immigrants through education, outreach and direct support. This position reports to the Health Liaison.
•Conduct health intakes and assess immediate health needs of clients prior to initial health screenings
•Develop extended curriculum for Health Orientation that includes education on preventative health, hygiene, Medicaid, nutrition, and women’s health
•Work with Health Liaison and local clinics to schedule initial primary care appointments for all newly arrived clients
•Conduct bus orientation with clients to their specific health clinic and/or teach clients and practice utilizing Medicaid taxi services
•Develop Health Passport to assist with clinic check-in, information on clinic location/number, transportation info Medicaid taxi/bus routes, and general translated health information
•Develop Health Assessment to measure client’s understanding and retention of Health Orientation materials
•Follow up with adult clients at 90-and 180-days post-resettlement for Health Assessment
•Track Health Assessment data appropriately and update the health orientation curriculum as needed
•Participate in all program meetings, development activities, and other meetings as needed