Every year, individuals from across the United States dedicate a year of service through AmeriCorps to nonprofit organizations in order to improve upon some of the country’s most pressing issues. This summer, Allison Hrovat has joined Vida Medical Clinic and Support Services for a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer.
A native of the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area, Allison earned a dual degree (a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a bachelor of arts in sociology) from the University of Mount Union. In her undergraduate studies, her education and work had a heavy emphasis on research, statistics, and public and social health.
“I’m very interested in public health, social services, and access to community resources,” Allison said. “Vida is making parenting accessible and helping connect people to community resources, so I’m really excited to be here.”
During her year of service at Vida, Allison will be serving low-income and underinsured patients by identifying and implementing newer technologies to reach and interact with patients, working extensively with the organization’s electronic medical record, investigating additional service opportunities through community outreach, analyzing quality control measures and monitoring, and exploring possible additional services to meet needs in the community within the scope of Vida’s mission.
Vida partnered with Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics to provide this opportunity through AmeriCorps.