COMCorps, an AmeriCorps Program


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COMCorps members create and support social and physical environments that promote good health and wellness for all. Members aim for a county where children are healthy as they age into adulthood and a community that visualizes a healthy future. Primary focuses of the program include food insecurity, nutrition education, and emotional support for individuals living with chronic stress. Our 23 members serve 1700 hours in 11.5 or 10.5 terms for an average 34-40 hours per week, starting every August.  Members serve approximately 80% of time at their host site while 20% of is spent working together as a corps. COMCorps will partner with host-site organizations which include schools, nonprofits, healthcare systems and county-level government agencies. Through service, members and organizations will address social determinants of health with a trauma-informed approach directing members in creative, community-generated solutions to pressing local needs. COMCorps is run through the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with funding from AmeriCorps, ServeOhio and local partners.

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