Ambassadors

NHSC Ambassadors are dedicated volunteers who help educate and inform prospective Corps members.

They give their time and talents to spread the word about the opportunities available through the NHSC and serve as additional local resources for current NHSC members. NHSC Ambassadors inspire and motivate students and providers to provide primary health care in communities with limited access to care.

How It Works

  1. slide awareness

    You spread the word about the NHSC

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    • Tell people about your role
    • Talk about the Corps
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    You increase the applicant pool

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    • Serve as a resource
    • Support the application process
    • Connect to potential jobs
  3. Train & Mentor

    You guide students and young providers

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    • Enhance classroom training
    • Create hands-on learning experiences
    • Serve as a mentor

Ambassador's Responsibilities

The NHSC provides program updates to Ambassadors regularly and has developed tools to help Ambassadors in their efforts. Ambassadors agree to:

Plan Activities: Plan and/or participate in activities to ensure the NHSC provides prospective and new NHSC members active points of contacts that can help them in their local community. One of those events should be in celebration of Corps Community Day, which happens every year during National Primary Care Week in October.  

If you’re planning an event that the NHSC can help you promote via the NHSC’s Facebook and Twitter, email NHSCAmbassador@hrsa.gov.  

Participate in Ambassador 101 Conference Calls: Are you a new Ambassador or interested in becoming an Ambassador? Every other month we have an Ambassador 101 teleconference. The next call will be Tuesday, November 4 at 3 pm ET. Contact NHSCAmbassador@hrsa.gov for dial-in information.

Participate in Conference Calls: Calls specifically for NHSC Ambassadors are held quarterly. Join us from 2 to 3 pm ET on January 16, April 17, July 17 and October 16 in 2014. Ambassadors receive an e-mail invitation and reminders with dial-in information and agendas prior to each call.  Minutes from the call are sent via e-mail after the call.  Do you have an agenda idea?  Email NHSCAmbassador@hrsa.gov.

Share Application Dates: Use the 2015 Application Bulletin (PDF - 155KB) to share application dates with potential applicants.

Provide Your Contact Information: Keep your contact information updated by using the Online Ambassador Portal.

Order Fact Sheets:  Email NHSCAmbassador@hrsa.gov with the fact sheets and poster you would like sent to you including quantity and shipping address.  Please allow 10 to 14 days for delivery. 

Print Poster: Let your students, colleagues, and others know you’re an NHSC Ambassador. Print and hang this poster (8.5 x 14 - legal size paper is best).

Support the NHSC Online: Help  create an online presence for the NHSC by placing our web badges on your website or social media.

Resources:

NHSC YouTube Playlist (53 videos)

Printable Fact Sheets:

NHSC 101 PowerPoint Presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.