Collegiate Health Service Corps


The Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) is a Training Program and Service Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students.  We currently provide the program to Southern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and University of Bridgeport students.

Our Mission:

To expose undergraduate students to health careers through service learning experiences that promote preventative health care to underserved communities. 

At the Abdul Majid Karim Hasan Islamic Center CHSC students educate on HIV/AIDS

The CHSC Benefits The Community Through:

  • Providing health education information presented in a culturally relevant and appropriate level of literacy while utilizing highly interactive modes of education and promotion of behavior change.
  • Training future health care professionals who will reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the communities they serve.
  • Providing community members with a meaningful venue to participate and direct how prevention services are provided.

 

With CHSC Participation Students Will:

  • Increase their awareness of various health occupations and interdisciplinary health teams
  • Build their resumes with excellent leadership opportunities.
  • Receive guidance from AHEC coordinators in applying to health professional schools of study.
  • Have meaningful opportunities of engagement with their colleges and universities increasing likelihood of graduation.
  • Increase their awareness and capacity to develop their cultural competency skills as future health care providers.

 

The Collegiate Health Service Corps consists of a three semester training and service learning program:

    • Core Training: Initial training session with presentations and activities that include topics such as Eliminating Health Disparities, Professionalism and Ethics, Health Promotion and Health Literacy. Training is followed by 25 hours of service learning, and upon completion students receive a certificate.
    • Intermediate Training: Second training session conducted after approximately 25 hours of service learning. Students will be educated in Emergency Preparedness and certified in First Aid at no cost. An additional 25 hours of service learning will mark the completion of Intermediate Training, and upon completion students receive a certificate.
    • Advanced Training: Third training session conducted after approximately 50 hours of service learning. Students will have the benefit of being CPR certified at no cost. An additional 25 hours of service learning will mark the completion of Advanced Training, and upon completion students receive a certificate.
    • Program Completion: After a minimum of 75 hours of service learning and attending all three trainings, students will be awarded with a formal letter recognizing their accomplishments.

The CHSC program is always in search of proactive students and New Haven/Bridgeport Area Agencies to incorporate and collaborate with!  If you are currently a student, or a local agency and would like more information about the CHSC program, please contact Tinesha Sneed at tsneed@swctahec.org

** To join CHSC please register at www.ahecnation.org