Long Term Effect of Chicago Health Corps/Americorps Service Experiences: Participants' Sustainable Volunteerism

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159080
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Presentation
Title:
Long Term Effect of Chicago Health Corps/Americorps Service Experiences: Participants' Sustainable Volunteerism
Abstract:
Long Term Effect of Chicago Health Corps/Americorps Service Experiences: Participants' Sustainable Volunteerism
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Tsai, Pei-Yun, PhD(c), MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago -Room 1142, MC 802
Title:Predoctoral Student
Contact Address:Public health, Mental health, & Administrative Nursing, 845 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-996-7021
Co-Authors:Beverly J. McElmurry, EdD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean; Chang G. Park, PhD, Research Analyst; and Aaron Buseh, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor
The Chicago Health Corps (CHC), an AmeriCorps program, was established in 1994 to provide opportunities for people who are interested in providing communities health services. Participant volunteers are recruited from local urban communities and/or participants planning to purse a career in health care. Several dimensions of AmeriCorps service members experiences have been reported with limited findings due to lack of scientific evaluation, supporting documentation and data. Furthermore, the long term effect on members has not been reported due to the difficulty of obtaining longitudinal information on participating members. The lack of such long term evaluation of the program has been one of the major barriers to sustainable support from policy makers. This study surveyed previous CHC/AmeriCorps members to identify the long term impact on the members in terms of career development and ongoing volunteer services. A total of 153 former CHC members who had successfully completed a term of service (1700 hours) received a mailed survey questionnaire. The five-part self-report questionnaire was developed by the investigators. The survey results indicated the level of volunteer services related to civic engagement level. All of the respondents indicated the CHC experience helped their work and career development. The experience of member service through education and community services has improved members' personal development and long term civic engagement. This study evidenced a significant long term impacts of community volunteer services experience in the areas of civic engagement and community participation. The data support the importance of nursing educational institutions partnering with AmeriCorps programs. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLong Term Effect of Chicago Health Corps/Americorps Service Experiences: Participants' Sustainable Volunteerismen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159080-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Long Term Effect of Chicago Health Corps/Americorps Service Experiences: Participants' Sustainable Volunteerism</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tsai, Pei-Yun, PhD(c), MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago -Room 1142, MC 802</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Predoctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Public health, Mental health, &amp; Administrative Nursing, 845 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-996-7021</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ptsai3@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Beverly J. McElmurry, EdD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean; Chang G. Park, PhD, Research Analyst; and Aaron Buseh, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Chicago Health Corps (CHC), an AmeriCorps program, was established in 1994 to provide opportunities for people who are interested in providing communities health services. Participant volunteers are recruited from local urban communities and/or participants planning to purse a career in health care. Several dimensions of AmeriCorps service members experiences have been reported with limited findings due to lack of scientific evaluation, supporting documentation and data. Furthermore, the long term effect on members has not been reported due to the difficulty of obtaining longitudinal information on participating members. The lack of such long term evaluation of the program has been one of the major barriers to sustainable support from policy makers. This study surveyed previous CHC/AmeriCorps members to identify the long term impact on the members in terms of career development and ongoing volunteer services. A total of 153 former CHC members who had successfully completed a term of service (1700 hours) received a mailed survey questionnaire. The five-part self-report questionnaire was developed by the investigators. The survey results indicated the level of volunteer services related to civic engagement level. All of the respondents indicated the CHC experience helped their work and career development. The experience of member service through education and community services has improved members' personal development and long term civic engagement. This study evidenced a significant long term impacts of community volunteer services experience in the areas of civic engagement and community participation. The data support the importance of nursing educational institutions partnering with AmeriCorps programs. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:41:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:41:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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