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For more information about community health, Service-Learning, and community-oriented volunteerism, please visit the links below. Feel free to contact the Community Health Division staff with topic-related questions and/or concerns as well. We're here to help!

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), a nonprofit organization of clinicians, advocates, and health care organizations, is committed to improving the health of medically underserved Americans and supporting the health care clinicians who serve them.  ACU provides these clinicians with information/research, relevant networking and training opportunities, and other services. 

The Campus-Community Partnerships for Health (CCPH), a nonprofit organization, promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.  It consists of over 1,800 communities and campuses across North America (and the world) that are working together to promote health through community-based partnership strategies.

The Corporation for National and Community Service supports the volunteer sector by providing grants, training, and technical assistance.  It also develops models for effective approaches to service and gathers and disseminates research that it hopes will increase the effectiveness of America's service programs.

Learn and Serve America is a Corporation for National and Community Service program that (directly and indirectly) facilitates service-learning projects in elementary and middle schools, community organizations, and institutions of higher education.  Learn and Serve America provides grant support, as well as training and technical assistance resources.  It also gathers and disseminates "research, effective practices, curricula, and program models" and officially recognizes students who conduct outstanding volunteer service with scholarships and awards. 

The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) is a program of Learn and Serve America that supports service-learning projects in elementary and middle schools, community organizations' initiatives, institutions of higher education, tribal programs, and others who also implement aspects of service-learning.

Points of Light & Hands 0n Network, a national nonprofit organization, works to help solve social problems by effectively engaging people and resources in volunteer service.  It supports volunteer centers and similiarly engaged agencies, provides knowledge and resources to volunteers, and more.

Volunteer Solutions helps match interested individuals find volunteer opportunities in their area of interest by providing a listing of such opportunities.  Volunteer Solutions is a project of The United Way, a national network of over 1,300 organizations committed to improving people's lives and strengthening communities. 

Youth Service America (YSA) is an organization that actively works with organizations that promote high-quality, national and international volunteer opportunities for youth aged 5-25.  Since its founding in 1986, YSA has been commited to enhancing and supporting the youth service movement through its four core strategies of "Organizing Public Policy and Awareness Campaigns, Convening the Field, Offering Incentives and Recognition, and Providing Information and Educational Resources."