Public Health Gets a Boost

AmeriCorps and the CDC launched a new program yesterday to recruit and train the next generation of public health leaders in the US yesterday.
The boost, funded by a $400 million investment from the American Rescue Plan Act, aims to fund up to 5,000 positions over the next 5 years, designed to “help vulnerable communities recover from COVID-19 and address broader public health needs, especially those exacerbated by the pandemic,” said Mal Coles, acting CEO at AmeriCorps, a US agency for volunteering and national service.
CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky said she hopes the partnership will create new opportunities—including for “many people who may have never considered a deeply fulfilling career in public health,” to help the field build a strong, diverse workforce.
How to Apply:

  • More info: Including times and dates for technical assistance calls, webinars and workshops hosted by AmeriCorps to answer questions.
  • Deadline for applications: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

CDC (news release)

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