All positions for the 2012-13 AltaMed Community HealthCorps team have been filled.
Many thanks to all who applied, it was the largest number of applications we have ever recieved! It's very exciting to know that so many people are looking to spend a year in the service of the community health needs of Southern California. Congratulations to the new "Navigators"
We will begin recruitment for next year's team in March 2013.
In the meantime, if you are interested in participating in our community service projects, keep an eye on this blog and on the "AltaMed Community HealthCorps" Facebook page. We will announce details of our service projects there as they happen.
Here's to a great service year!
Join us for our February Service Project in the Woods!! CANCELED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN
The team will be heading out to the Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness in Orange County. The public trails at this county park have been heavily damaged by recent heavy rain, so our team will be slathering on some suncreen and spending a day in nature helping to rehabilitate the park.
Feb. 26th, 2011
Breakfast will be provided. Bring gloves, hats, sunscreen, snacks and lunch
Carpools from Indiana Site and/Monterey Park leave at 7:15AM. Come out to the Wilderness and preserve trails.
Caspers Wilderness Park 33401 Ortega Hwy.( P. O. Box 395) San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (949)923-2210 or (949)923-2207 Caspers Wilderness Park is located approximately 7-1/2 miles inland from the Mission City of San Juan Capistrano in Southern Orange County. To reach the park, take the Santa Ana (5) or San Diego (405) Freeway to the Ortega Highway (74) exit at San Juan Capistrano, Ortega Highway off ramp. Turn due east, inland, along Ortega Highway and proceed 7-1/2 miles
This Year we partnered with City Year L.A to spend a lovely sunny day to beautify and rehabilitate Edison Middle School in South Los Angeles. We painted murals, refurbished the play-yard and met other volunteers from all over the community. We brought over 30 volunteers -- HealthCorps Alumni, Escalera students, AltaMed co-workers, friends and family. The entire event brought together over 1000 people and was a lot of fun!
Check out photos from the event on our photo page and stay tuned for the video and information about our upcoming
The 2009-1o Full-Time members officially "graduated" on August 13th. We had a lovely commencement banquet with awards, slideshows, videos, and a special keynote speech from AltaMed's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Martin Serota, who led a lively discussion on the place of Community HealthCorps alumni in as Healthcare Reform takes shape. The moral of the story.. Health Education and Outreach will be highly important roles, "think outside the box" for new ways to serve the healthcare needs of underserved communities!
Best of luck to the 2009-10 HealthCorps graduates, we can't wait to see what you do next.
Location: East Los Angeles Civic Center
Address: East Los Angeles Farmers Market
3rd Street and Civic Center Way
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Date: April 24, 2010
Time: 9 am - 2 pm, Rain or Shine
Have a few health questions? Want to learn how to prepare healthy snacks? Then stop by the HealthCorps booth at the East Los Angeles Farmers Market to learn more.
Additional services provided will include the Mobile Unit for health screens, food demonstrations, Yoga demonstrations and children's face painting & coloring!
*Food and health screens until supply lasts.
Come out to the East L.A Farmer's Market with the whole family and join us in promoting healthier lifestyles for a healthier community!