AmeriCorps State Programs: Opioid Outreach & Education

Jul 30, 2019 | Nurse-Led Care News |

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) is looking for organizational partners to host AmeriCorps State Members for the Opioid Outreach and Education Program in Pennsylvania. All healthcare partners are welcome to apply. AmeriCorps State Members can support existing programming or build new community outreach.

NNCC has an AmeriCorps State Program grant, and we are seeking partner organizations throughout Pennsylvania to participate as host sites. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) considers the opioid epidemic a high priority for service work. Organizations can leverage AmeriCorps members to build outreach and education programs targeted at combating the opioid crisis.

As a sponsor, NNCC provides oversight and support for organizations interested in hosting AmeriCorps members at their sites to address their communities’ needs. NNCC is responsible for AmeriCorps program application submission, AmeriCorps candidate recruitment, AmeriCorps member training, site supervisor support and completion of financial and reporting requirements. The cost for the health center or organization to host an AmeriCorps member is $15,000 per member for the entire year of service.

How AmeriCorps State Members can help your organization:

  • Coordinate with community organizations to engage individuals impacted by the opioid crisis
  • Strengthen existing partnerships to expand resources to include opioid prevention
  • Develop strategies for sustainable partnerships throughout the designated county in Pennsylvania
  • Conduct outreach for at-risk individuals and their network
  • Provide educational workshops to community members and family circles
For more information: Contact Christine Simon, Public Health Project Manager, at



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About The Author

Justin Gero, MS was the Senior Manager of Public Affairs at the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium. He  was with the organization from 2016-2021.

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