New York Community HealthCorps

Who Is Eligible:

You must be at least 18 years old, but there is no upper age limit. Most programs seek members with college degrees or at least three years of work experience. Many Community HealthCorps*VISTA members bring significant work and life experiences to their assignment. Initiative, flexibility, and organizational skills are a must. You must be available to serve full-time at least 35 hours per week for one year (12 months).


While serving, members are being prepared for careers in health care and human services. In New York State, members focus on the following objectives:
  (1) increase access to primary and preventive health care
  (2) improve utilization of health care resources
  (3) provide health education and case management services
  (4) recruit volunteers that expand the capacity of community health centers

Members provide outreach to New York State children and youth through enrollment and referral to Child Health Plus and other health insurance programs.

Deadline: See "How To Apply" for any applicable deadlines.
Amount: See "How To Apply" for additional information.
How to apply:

Contact: New York Community HealthCorps
Ms. Pamela Bronson
Regional Director
254 West 31st Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 301-347-0400
Fax: 301-347-3859

New York Community HealthCorps Program Sites

Institute for Urban Family Health
Susanne Callahan
16 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-633-0800
Fax: 212-691-4610
URL: The Institute for Urban Family Health

Ryan Chelsea Clinton Community Health Center
Karen Westervelt
645 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-265-4500
Fax: 212-265-6565
URL: The William F. Ryan Community Health Centers

Open Door Family Medical Centers
Desta Lakew
165 Main Street
Ossining, NY 10563
Phone: 914-941-1263
URL: Open Door Family Medical Centers