“I am working with WVU Health Sciences to improve access to healthcare in rural West Virginia.”
AmeriCorps VISTA, Kylie Young, is promoting healthcare reform initiatives through WVU Faith Community Nursing programs within rural communities in West Virginia. Intentional care of the spirit as part of promoting holistic health and minimizing illness is the main focus of this program.
Learn more about WVU Faith Community Nursing with Angel Smothers at WVU here.
Where are you from? Point Marion, PA
What is the Overview of your role? I am working with WVU Health Sciences to improve access to healthcare in rural West Virginia. Specifically, I’m supporting the WVU School of Nursing to train WV nurses on how to work within faith communities across the state to improve access to nurse-led care in rural areas. The 3-year goal of the project is to expand the number of nurses and WV counties that we are working with and to find community partners that will help with funding for sustainability.
Why did you join AmeriCorps?
I heard about this position from my current supervisor and loved the project she was working on. I want to help raise awareness of this current project.
What has been your favorite activity or accomplishment since starting your service?
So far, I’ve written and published stories highlighting work the nurses in this project are doing. I have also worked with the new nurses in the training and onboarding process to this project.