Volunteering

More than Medicine Program

The More than Medicine Program is where our volunteer team organizes activities and fundraising events for our health centers and the community. We regularly organize events throughout the year to support health and wellness in the community. You can learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities below:

Hunger as a Health Issue

Lacking access to nutritious food is a dire public health concern for the patients and communities we serve. HealthSource of Ohio’s Hunger as a Health Issue program provides patients with immediate access to tailored recipes and ingredients, offers nutrition education and hands-on cooking demonstrations, delivers seasonally fresh produce to our medical offices, provides farmers market vouchers, and refers patients to community resources that address hunger and other social determinants of health.

Sign up and access waiver forms for Hunger as a Health Issue here.

Open a Book to Open a Door

At HealthSource of Ohio we believe you can Open a Book to Open a Door. When reading is encouraged, a world of opportunities open up for our pediatric patients. Our reading program gives our clinicians an opportunity to gauge where the patient is developmentally while advising parents on the importance of reading aloud and promoting life-long literacy.

Sign up and access waiver forms for the Open a Book to Open a Door here.

Patient Navigation Internship

Millions of Americans face some type of barrier to health care, which negatively impacts patients’ overall health outcomes and cost of care. The Patient Navigation Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for interns to work with patients and gain valuable insights to potential health care barriers. Interns assist patients as referral specialists helping with scheduling referral appointments and transportation, abstracting appointment information into the electronic medical record, and more. Interns work closely with HealthSource of Ohio’s clinical site team members including care coordinators to learn about available resources and ensure patients have access to their healthcare needs. Interns help patients navigate the healthcare system, and in doing so, aim to make the referral process/experiences for patients as manageable and accessible as possible. Through shadowing opportunities available for interns at HealthSource of Ohio’s designated clinical site, interns gain a better understanding of a clinician’s roles and responsibilities, the framework behind a patient-clinician relationship, observe the process behind treatment plans, and ultimately see medicine in its reality. Time spent in this internship program is invaluable, as interns not only gain a first person view of primary care, but make connections and build on their health care experience.

When you choose to become a part of HealthSource of Ohio Patient Navigation Internship Program, you become a valuable team member who strives to bring to the people of Southwest Ohio access to comprehensive quality health care based on the needs of the community. Thank you for considering The Patient Navigation Internship Program, and we hope you consider applying. Please note that Fall 2019 available HealthSource of Ohio clinical sites that can accommodate interns are the Mt. Orab, New Richmond, and Batavia clinical sites. The Patient Navigation Internship Program expects to expand to their other clinical sites soon.

Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and currently enrolled in a college or university. Individuals who are pre-health and interested in a career in the health care field/primary care is a plus. Individuals should have good communication skills, and work well in team environments. Accepted individuals must attend mandatory HealthSource of Ohio Patient Navigation Internship orientation-training.

Commitment

HealthSource of Ohio’s Patient Navigation Internship Program wants its interns to have an impactful and meaningful experience, which is established through a yearlong commitment. Interns are expected to commit 4 hours per week over a period of 1 year, with a minimum of 150 hours total. A total of 12 weeks’ time-off is available to interns upon request.

Ready to Apply?

Students who are interested in becoming a part of the Patient Navigation Internship Program must fill out an application that includes two references, two short essays, and most recent resume or curriculum vitae. Click Here for the application or email navigationprogram@hsohio.org to obtain an application. Select students are invited for an interview. The Application Cycle for Fall 2019 will be available June 2019.

Help – I Have Questions

Common questions regarding the program can be found at FAQ’s. If you cannot find what you are looking for or have additional questions, the Patient Navigation Internship Program Team would be more than happy to answer your questions.

For more information, email navigationprogram@hsohio.org or call 513-576-7700 ext. 4749.

Events

Please view a list of our upcoming events to get involved today.