We’re thrilled to welcome Idaho State University’s public health-focused AmeriCorps program to the community of national service programs using the AmeriCorps Impact Suite to monitor and scale their impact.
The Idaho Healthcare for Children and Families AmeriCorps (IHCF) program is funded by Serve Idaho and AmeriCorps to address the health needs of Idaho’s low-income children and families in rural underserved areas. For the 2020-’21 academic year, the University received an AmeriCorps grant to support 74 currently enrolled students and 20 community members serving as AmeriCorps members across the state.
Throughout Idaho, IHCF AmeriCorps members provide health education and conduct health screenings. They are trained to do it all: Members contribute to healthy lifestyles, good oral health care, diet and nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, hydration, sleep and energy. They provide resources for Idahoans to avoid homelessness and food insecurity. They help people purchase or grow produce, and refer them to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision and hearing, and more. Members serve in partner organizations across the state, but mostly in the southern, most populous counties.
While all Idaho-based AmeriCorps programs are required to use the Impact Suite for timesheets and member files, ISU is expanding its use of the Impact Suite to handle all of its impact-tracking needs.