The Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) strives to improve access to health care by increasing the likelihood that participants who plan to pursue careers in primary healthcare return to work with medically underserved populations and apply to pipeline programs like the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).
Norwich Technical High School
Windham Technical High School
New London High School
High 5 on Mashantucket Pequot Reservation
The Youth Health Service Corps Program was first piloted in 2004. Since then, the Health Education Center has served thousands of students throughout Eastern Connecticut in middle and high schools.
Twenty hours typically over two semesters with tailored modules for the groups of students.
Five Module Curriculum that teaches about:
- Leadership & service learning
- Vulnerable populations & cultural competency
- Ethical & legal issues
- Health careers
- Health care skills.
(note: Health topics and modules can be tailored to meet the specific areas of focus preferred by institution for students)
The Health Occupations & Technology (H.O.T.) Guide was created by Connecticut Area Health Education Center network in order to provide a comprehensive guide to all of the health and biotechnical careers that have educational programs in Connecticut.
To access the guide click here.
The purpose of the Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) is to increase enrollment, retention, and success in the allied health and nursing professions by exposing high school students to these careers through service-learning.
YHSC is an award-winning health career recruitment program that engages middle and high school students in quality service-learning projects that address pressing community health issues. Through service, YHSC members explore health careers while acquiring real-life experience working with under-served populations in community health care settings.
YHSC 2018 - 2019
Completed 20 Hours
For more information, please complete the information form
or email Alyssa McClain at McClain@healtheducenter.org