Northeast Pennsylvania

Northeast Pennsylvania

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Why Serve Northeast Pennsylvania?

Northeastern Pennsylvania has been a “melting pot” of ethnicities and lifestyles for many generations. The population boom in the coal mining region from approximately 1850 to 1920 brought immigrants from many countries of Europe. In recent years, people from Mexico, South America, Asia and the Caribbean have settled in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. In the rural counties surrounding these urban areas, family farms are often passed from generation to generation. This “melting pot” of people and culture creates a unique blend of food, festivals, farmer’s markets, religious celebrations, and traditions. Unfortunately, it also creates numerous health disparities based on race, ethnicity, economic status, literacy, access to transportation and access to healthcare. The pandemic has increased these disparities and created additional barriers to health and wellness.

Apply now for the NHC Community Health Fellowship to serve at health and dental clinics, community health programs or social service agencies dedicated to improving the health and well-being of NEPA residents.

Header Photo by: Christopher Seliga, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Our Host Sites

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Telespond Senior Services
1200 Saginaw Street
Scranton, Pa. 18505
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Maternal Family Health Services
640 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
Scranton, PA 18509
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United Neighborhood Centers
Administration Offices:
425 Alder Street
Scranton PA 18505

Primary Location:
410 Olive Street
Scranton PA 18508
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Valley in Motion
1300 Old Plank Road
Mayfield, PA 18433
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VNA Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County and Surrounding Communities
VNA Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County
301 Delaware Avenue
Olyphant, PA 18447
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Volunteers in Medicine
Volunteers in Medicine
​190 North Pennsylvania Ave
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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Catherine McAuley Center
Catherine McAuley Center
Administration Building
430 Pittston Ave.
Scranton, PA 18505
570-342-1342

Catherine McAuley House
121 Church Street
Plymouth, PA 18651
570-779-2801
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The Wright Center for Community Health, Scranton, PA
501 S. Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18505
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Hamidian Training Institute
4113 Birney Ave.
Moosic, PA 18507
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Hazleton Integration Project
225 E 4th St
Hazleton, PA 18201
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The Wright Center Dental Clinics
5 South Washington Ave.
Jermyn, PA 18433
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The Food Dignity Movement
243 S. Washington St.
Wilkes Barre, PA
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Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA
40 W Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
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Barnes Kasson Family Health Clinics
2872 Turnpike St
Susquehanna, PA 18847
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Greater Scranton YMCA
706 North Blakely Street
Dunmore, PA 18512
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Allied Services
475 Morgan Highway
Scranton, PA 18508
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City of Scranton Public Health Department
340 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
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Gino Merli Veterans' Center
401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503
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Willow Foundation
100 South Wyoming Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
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Educational Opportunity Center, Inc.
107 Gateway Shopping Center
Edwardsville, PA 18704

Member Positions

Member Position Host Site Status Sort ascending
Community Health Worker The Wright Center for Community Health Open
Community Health Worker Valley in Motion Full
Housing Services Coordinator Catherine McAuley Center Full
Community Health Worker Volunteers in Medicine Full
Public Health & Food Access Specialist The Food Dignity Movement Full

National Health Corps Northeast PA

Northeast Pennsylvania AHEC

164 Scranton Carbondale Highway
Archbald, PA 18401

Program Director: Mary Theresa Mazur

Email: mmazur@nepa-ahec.org

Phone: 570-507-7569