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Harness the power of national service at your organization by becoming

a host site for a Healthy Minds Alliance AmeriCorps member.

 

Healthy Minds Alliance is an innovative AmeriCorps program that increases the capacity of our partners to address mental health needs in their local community. Established in 2013, Healthy Minds Alliance has partnered with a variety of organizations from across the nation including universities, school districts, community health centers, health care systems, mental health centers and AHECs who host one or more Healthy Minds Alliance AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps members serve full-time, 40 hours per week for 10 months, building capacity at their host site to address local mental health needs. 

 

WHAT DO HEALTHY MINDS ALLIANCE AMERICORPS MEMBERS ACHIEVE?

Healthy Minds Alliance engages AmeriCorps members of all ages and backgrounds to meet critical mental health needs in communities served by their host sites. Healthy Minds Alliance AmeriCorps members receive training in an evidenced-based mental health program identified by their host sites (e.g. Mental Health First Aid, QPR, SafeTALK, etc.). The members’ service year is focused on implementing mental health programming empowering the community they serve by teaching skills to a broad array of individuals that improve support for people living with mental illness. AmeriCorps members also raise funds to support their service activities.

 

HOW DOES HEALTH360 FITS IN?

Health360 leads Healthy Minds Alliance in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service. Health360 handles administrative requirements including AmeriCorps member stipend and education award payment, performance measurement and reporting so you can focus on building effective programs that improve people’s lives. We help you navigate AmeriCorps compliance requirements, provide you with the training you need to be successful, and offer mentoring as you develop as a successful AmeriCorps member host site. You will work closely with Health360 to recruit your AmeriCorps member and to enroll your member in a mental health training program of your choice.

 

WHAT BENEFITS DOES AN AMERICORPS MEMBER RECEIVE?

  1. A modest stipend of $13,992 during their year of service

  2. Segal Education Award of $6,095 to pay for college, student loans, graduate school, or vocational school. The award can be transferred to a child or grandchild for members who are serving at ages 55 and older.

  3. Student loan deferment, health insurance options, and if eligible, childcare allowance

  4. Professional development and training 

  5. A chance to change the world

 

Follow this link to the AmeriCorps Member Position Description

 

WHAT IS THE HOST SITE COMMITTMENT?

Health360 expects all our host sites to work with us to make a transformational experience for their AmeriCorps member, a valuable partnership for your organization, and an effective tool for addressing community mental health needs.

 

  1. Designate a site supervisor responsible for clear/consistent communication with Health360 and your AmeriCorps member(s)

  2. Adherence to Host Site Agreement and Program Manual policies & procedures

  3. Partner with Health360 to recruit an AmeriCorps member(s) and enroll the member in an Instructor Training – location and date of instructor training to be determined - Health360 pays registration fee and host site pays travel expenses associated with the training

  4. Bi-weekly AmeriCorps member timesheet submission

  5. Monthly host site supervisor meetings via conference call

  6. Timely submission of AmeriCorps member performance evaluation

  7. $8,500 non-refundable financial contribution upon award of AmeriCorps member slot

  8. Incur adequate in-kind expenses to ensure program success including travel costs associated with AmeriCorps member instructor training and program materials

  9. Train at least 150 people in selected mental health program

  10. Participate in data collection through Health360’s online data collection system

  11. Assure that AmeriCorps member service is limited to activities that are compliant with non-supplantation, non-duplication and non-displacement restrictions details


WHAT COSTS DO HOST SITE INCUR?

  1. Host sites pay a $8,500 non-refundable financial contribution upon award of AmeriCorps slot

  2. Host sites incur adequate in-kind expenses to ensure program success including all travel costs associated with AmeriCorps member instructor training

  3. Other program costs include: site supervisor time, program materials, local travel costs, etc.

  4. Applicants must submit a program budget with their host site application detailing program costs the agency will incur

  5. Download a sample host site budget template here

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  1. Submit an online Host Site Application and budget

    • To help you prepare download a Word or PDF version of the application

    • Healthy Minds Alliance Host Site Application - WORD version/PDF version

    • Ensure you have a completed budget to be submitted with your application

  2. Once your Host Site Application is approved

    • Submit a signed online Host Site Agreement

    • Participate in site supervisor orientation webinar training
    • Partner with Health360 to recruit an AmeriCorps member(s) and enroll the member in an Instructor Training

 

We are happy to talk with you about your organization and the work you do to work towards a potential partnership. Contact Tricia at Harrity@Health360.org