AmeriCorps and Immunize Nevada
Immunize Nevada's vision is for healthy communities across the state, protected from vaccine-preventable disease. From this goal, the “Healthy Futures: Reducing Immunization Disparities” project was born. Immunize Nevada partnered with AmeriCorps to implement a project that will keep Nevada's students healthy and enrolled in school to develop successful futures. This project directly connects economically disadvantaged and rural families to preventive and primary healthcare services by providing access to life-saving vaccinations and educational health resources.
The “Healthy Futures: Reducing Immunization Disparities” project is a direct service opportunity working towards improving Nevada’s immunization rates and ensuring that communities across the state are healthier and protected against vaccine-preventable disease.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this program is currently on hold. Please check back for updates.
AmeriCorps engages approximately 75,000 men and women in intensive service each year at more than 21,000 locations including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Specifically, AmeriCorps State & National members engage in a diverse range of direct service projects at local, regional, and national organizations to address critical community needs of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, and veterans and military families. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life benefits, and the experience has a lasting impact on the members and the communities they serve. Members receive a living allowance stipend and the Eli Segal Education Award.