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.
You spread the word about the NHSC
- Tell people about your role
- Talk about the Corps
You increase the applicant pool
- Serve as a resource
- Support the application process
- Connect to potential jobs
You guide students and young providers
- Enhance classroom training
- Create hands-on learning experiences
- Serve as a mentor
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.
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.
Provide Your Contact Information: Keep contact information updated by e-mailing NHSCAmbassador@hrsa.gov. Also let us know what you're doing to promote the NHSC.
Display a Poster: Place an NHSC poster in your office so people know you are a resource for NHSC information. Request your poster by e-mailing NHSCAmbassador@hrsa.gov.
Display Materials: Order NHSC fact sheets and distribute widely.
Support the NHSC Online: Help to facilitate an online presence for the NHSC by placing our web badges on your website or social media.
Call into Ambassador 101: Are you a new Ambassador or interested in becoming an Ambassador? Every other month we have an Ambassador 101 teleconference. Our next 101 sessions will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3pm and 7 pm ET. E-mail NHSCAmbassador@hrsa.gov for dial-in information.