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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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Investing in public health as a public service

Harvard Public Health Magazine | Feb. 9, 2022

A new collaboration between AmeriCorps and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims to provide short-term relief in hard-hit areas and to open new pathways toward public health careers. Read more in Harvard Public Health Magazine.

New Report Illuminates How Local Governments are Leveraging AmeriCorps, Service Year Programs as Key Strategy to Tackle Emerging Needs

America's Service Commissions | Jan. 26, 2022

Governors, state legislators, and municipal leaders are leveraging, incentivizing, maximizing, and expanding AmeriCorps and national service in their states to meet critical community needs while also attracting and retaining talent. Read more on ASC.

Marymount Alumnus Michael D. Smith Confirmed as New CEO of AmeriCorps

Jasmine Pelaez
Marymount University | Jan. 25, 2022

“Going forward, AmeriCorps will continue to focus on harnessing the power of service to ensure we build back better,” Smith said. “As MU Saints know, volunteers get as much out of service as those that are being served.” Read more from Marymount University.

The power of the village

By Naomi Harris
Open Campus | Jan. 19, 2022

[Smith] talked with me about his new role and how he wants to use it to help close equity gaps. Read more on Open Campus.

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