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EPHAC Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are the EPHAC Hubs located?

EPHAC has hubs located throughout the state. Members will work in collaboration with the local Ohio State University Extension office in the county they serve.

What is a service position?

It isn't a job, it is service. However, there are benefits to help you live, grow as a human, and see the world through a service lens.  

Here is an overview of provided benefits for each type of member:

  • Living stipend
  • Educational award upon completion of service (Learn more about AmeriCorps Education Awards)
  • Mileage reimbursement for service-related travel at the federal reimbursement rate
  • Federal student loan forbearance
  • SNAP eligibility – if qualified
  • Diverse professional experiences
  • Personal growth through mentorship, opportunity, and training including:
    • Youth Mental Health First Aid certification
    • Real Colors training 

 

What types of activities will EPHAC members complete?

EPHAC members will work collaboratively with Ohio State University Extension personnel, local health departments, community coalitions, schools, and other partners to address public health issues in the community. Activities will include:

  1. Review and interpret community health data.
  2. Identify and connect with community partners that support EPHAC mission.
  3. Develop materials, resources, and public health programming.
  4. Extend Ohio State University Extension health-related programs in the community.
  5. Recruit volunteers to plan, implement, and report on public health-oriented service projects and events.
  6. Attend or organize events that promote health.
  7. Complete reporting, timesheets, and other administrative duties.