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Submitted by mbrodbeck on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 14:34
Public Health AmeriCorps is here!

CDC rolls out plan to boost public health workforce

Sarah Owermohle and Krista Mahr
Politico | April 6, 2022

CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, announced a tranche of grants aimed at building up the U.S. public health workforce through an initiative called Public Health AmeriCorps. The partnership between the CDC and AmeriCorps will fund up to 5,000 positions over the next five years, bolstering an under-resourced workforce.

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Let's Make The Most of The Flood of Resources for Our Students

Nati Rodriguez 
ED Source | September 19, 2022

Often considered the great equalizer, our education system is facing extreme stress under the ongoing ramifications of the pandemic. The good news is that there is funding flowing into education due to the largest-ever one-time federal investment of $123 billion for K-12 schools in the American Rescue Plan. Read more on Ed Source. 

AmeriCorps Hopes to Breathe Life into Public Health Workforce

Carl Smith 
Governing | September 14, 2022

The pandemic overwhelmed a long-neglected public health system, pressuring many workers to leave. But a new program hopes to inspire AmeriCorps members to work in public health. Read more on Governing.

Uniting Americans through service on 9/11

Michael D. Smith and Barbara Stewart 
The Hill | September 11, 2022

On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of innocent souls were lost during attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. Innumerable lives were forever changed. However, the heroism of first responders and everyday citizens inspired countless individuals from all walks of life to refocus their efforts on serving others. Read more on The Hill.

On 9/11, an Opportunity to Honor our Nation through Service

Don Bacon and Salud Carbajal 
The Hill | September 11, 2022

Much has happened in the 21 years since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but as we reflect on the fear, sadness, and uncertainty every American felt that day, so too should we remember our collective resolve to come together and support one another. On that day, and in the weeks and months after, Americans from all walks of life stood side-by-side in common purpose. Read more on The Hill.

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