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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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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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

Member Positions

Member Position Host Site Status Sort ascending
Community Health Worker The Wright Center Dental Clinics Open
Community Health Worker Hazleton Integration Project Open
Community Health Worker Allied Services Open
Public Health & Food Access Specialist The Food Dignity Movement Open
Community Health Worker Barnes Kasson Family Health Clinics Open

National Health Corps Northeast PA

Northeast Pennsylvania AHEC

164 Scranton Carbondale Highway Archbald, PA 18401

Program Director: Mary Theresa Mazur

Email: mmazur@ecneahec.org

Phone: 570-507-7569