We’ve partnered with the American Heart Association and AmeriCorps to host a HeartCorps member. The HeartCorps member will work as part of SOAR’s Healthy Communities Blueprint pillar to improve heart health through grassroots work in health centers, community organizations, and health departments across Eastern Kentucky.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, and many don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a silent killer that causes unnecessary and inequitable disease, disability, and death, robbing us of precious time with loved ones. It can cause heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, and other devastating conditions.
In rural communities, these numbers escalate. Rural areas in Eastern Kentucky have some of the highest death rates due to hypertension.
The benefits for you
Being a HeartCorps member comes with a great benefits package. This includes:
- A $6,495 educational award upon completion of service.
- Training and professional development opportunities.
- A living stipend of $25,000 (pre-tax)
- Healthcare benefits.
In addition to this, you will network and build meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime.
Are you a fit?
If you are ready to take the next step, you can apply for the position here.
Have questions? Reach out to Joshua Ball, our Chief Operating Officer, at email@example.com.