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AmeriCorps brings people together to serve communities. AmeriCorps members serve directly with organizations and nonprofits to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges.
The Epilepsy Foundation New England AmeriCorps program gives individuals the opportunity to help those living with epilepsy in New England. Currently, AmeriCorps members are serving in Resource Rooms located in the epilepsy centers across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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MA Epilepsy Resource Room Coordinator
Epilepsy Foundation New England is seeking full-time (1700 hours) Epilepsy Resource Room Coordinators to serve at one of the Epilepsy Centers in Massachusetts for 2021-2022. The coordinators will lead the Epilepsy Resource Room: a space where patients can seek information on living with epilepsy and be connected through referrals for age-appropriate EFNE and hospital programs and resources. The coordinators’ primary goals will be to increase health knowledge for patients and families affected by epilepsy. Service will start in Fall 2021 and end on July 31, 2022. The coordinators will continue to build capacity in community outreach and volunteer recruitment.
Epilepsy Resource Rooms
Epilepsy resource rooms provide active listening and support, basic patient/family education, community information, referral services, site-based support programs, a library of helpful literature, and assistance to hospital staff with site-specific needs to improve support for patients with epilepsy.
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Massachusetts Resource Rooms
Epilepsy Resource Rooms are located in Baystate Health, Beth Israel Lahey, Boston Medical Center, Mass General Brigham, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center.
New Hampshire Resource Rooms
Epilepsy Resource Rooms are located in Adaptive Sports Partners Of The North Country, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Little Angels Service Dogs, The Laura Foundation For Epilepsy And Autism, and Touchstone Farm.
Resource Rooms allow patients to access community services provided through EFNE in the same location as their doctor appointments. They provide a literal and figurative bridge between clinical care and all-encompassing support services. Eliminating barriers ensure quicker access to information on services and reduces negative factors that affect health and quality of life for patients and their families. Resource Rooms offer support group programs that help patients develop a sense of community.