College Health Corps Blog

Meeting Non-academic Needs Through Partnerships

Amy Soeun is a College Health Corps VISTA at Normandale Community College. She has worked strategically to develop strong partnerships to connect students to non-academic needs, and prepare for a student resource center.

Homelessness in Minnesota

Did you know that on any given night, about 15,000 people experience homelessness in Minnesota? Read on to learn more and how the College Health Corps VISTAs are serving to alleviate the crisis.

Substance Use Research Beyond Classroom Walls

“Behind every naloxone kit dispensed is a human life potentially saved, a second chance, and countless friends and family members who get to help their loved one another day. Some believe that those struggling with a substance use disorder aren’t worth helping, but they’d think differently if they met any of our focus group participants.”

Anoka Ramsey Community College: The Start of the Campus Cupboard

Megan Schlecht served with the 2017-18 College Health Corps Cohort at Anoka Ramsey Community College. She worked to help address needs of low-resourced students, and was successful in kicking off a campus pantry. Keep reading to learn more about her experience and advice for others!

The 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and the College Health Corps VISTAs

A look at the 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and how the College Health Corps VISTAs are working to combat the persistent challenges pointed out within the assessment.

Housing Fair Success

Katelyn Reid serves at MCTC in their Student Support Center and was successful in one of her very first projects: putting on a housing fair for the students. Click to hear from Katelyn herself about how she managed to make the fair a triumph.

The Power of Partnerships

Read about a College Health Corps VISTA in Northfield, MN using partnerships to create change and capacity within the Northfield Union of Youth

Volunteer Recruitment from a VISTA Perspective

Elena Montanye is a VISTA serving at People’s Center Health Services where she has had great success recruiting volunteers to new roles in the clinic.

Three Years of VISTA Work Becomes an Ongoing, Sustainable Program

A previous VISTA project continues as a successful program with a highlight story in the local news.