For Immediate Release
YORK, PA – Family First Health (FFH) is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative Community Scholars Program. This initiative aims to empower and support promising students within the community and existing FFH staff by providing them with financial assistance, valuable educational opportunities and mentorship.
The Family First Health Community Scholars Program is a testament to the organization’s commitment to fostering academic excellence, cultivating future leaders, and investing in the bright minds of our community. By establishing this program, FFH aims to break down barriers to education, create a pathway for success, and inspire a new generation of professionals dedicated to making a positive impact on our society.
“We are incredibly excited to introduce this program and make a lasting difference in the lives of talented individuals,” said Jenny Englerth, FFH President/CEO. “We believe investing in employees and community members is the key to building a brighter future, and by investing in our communities’ scholars, we aim to empower them to achieve their full potential.”
Through the program, FFH will award scholarships to deserving, aspiring students who have demonstrated achievements, leadership potential, and a commitment to community service. The program’s comprehensive support will include financial assistance, mentorship, and access to various education resources.
- For existing staff: any individual internally who desires to become a medical assistant, FFH will pay up to $10,000 for their education, to include certification. Through Harrisburg Area Community College, this would cover their entire tuition. FFH will also cover the cost of a current MA who wishes to become certified.
- For community members: this is an opportunity to attend a medical assistant training program, and become a certified medical assistant, even if you don’t have experience. Community members will receive $7,500 for their education (75% of the education expenses for a HACC program). Enrollees in the program can also complete an externship with FFH and obtain employment upon completion.
The funding for this program was made possible by a partnership between Family First Health and the Pennsylvania Association for Community Health.
“We are thrilled for Family First Health to launch this program,” said Judd Mellinger-Blouch, Director of Pennsylvania Primary Care Center. “We are impressed by their team’s creativity in a launching a program that will not only benefit their own staff and community members who want to pursue a career in healthcare but will contribute to the overall future health within our state and beyond.”
Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The next HACC program will begin in late August. Interested applicants should contact Nicole Moore, HR Specialist at Family First Health, at 717-801-4861 or nmoore@familyfirsthealth.
For more information on the community scholars program, please visit the Family First Health website.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, Family First Health is a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality health care at 8 convenient locations in Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties. Family First Health strives to improve the health of all members of the communities we serve through primary medical and dental care and a wide range of community health programs. Our uniquely qualified team of health care professionals creates an environment that is patient-centered, helping patients to live happier, healthier lives. For more information, visit www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla Español.
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