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AmeriCorps Health Literacy Program

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The Project SHINE Health Literacy Program addresses the English language and health literacy needs of older immigrants and refugees, giving them the skills and confidence to communicate effectively with health care providers and to access health services.

Share your knowledge and experience with your community! Belong to your community! Project SHINE is a national service organization at Temple University Intergenerational Center. AmeriCorps members at SHINE promote a healthy community and strengthen social connections by tutoring English, health literacy, healthy workshops and recreational activities. AmeriCorps members serve 9-10 hours per week and attend monthly trainings. Members receive a $1,500 stipend and an $1,132 educational award. If you're 55 or older you have the choice of giving the education award to your child, grandchild, etc. Bilingual, bi cultural, retired individuals and those with health and/or ESL experience or working towards a career in health and/or ESL are in high demand. Questions and application requests may be sent to The AmeriCorps position with SHINE is for eight months, serving 9-10 hours a week.

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