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.
People Magazine | May 20, 2022
AmeriCorps members joined International Fund for Animal Welfare and National Park Service in Cape Cod, Mass. to help place seven stranded dolphins back to the sea. Read more from People Magazine.
Fort Bragg Advocate-News | May 7, 2022
A partnership between the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club and AmeriCorps brought a team of eight young adults and their team leader to Camp Mendocino in Jackson State Demonstration Forest to repair, rebuild, and clear hiking trails. Read more from Fort Bragg Advocate News.
58 WDTVJ CBS | April 29
AmeriCorps, state and local officials announced nearly $6 million to help Wisconsin's community and public health organizations after two years of the pandemic has strained the workforce for the field. The Public Health AmeriCorps funds will support four organizations to recruit more than 200 AmeriCorps members. Read more from 58 WDTVJ CBS.
TODAY | April 29, 2022
Teacher Jennifer William’s dedication to reading is raising the bar, as she works to donate one million books. TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager sits down with Williams to hear more about her mission, and she’s surprised with 10,000 books to donate! Find out more on TODAY.