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.
Federal News Network | June 23, 2022
At the end of last year, AmeriCorps got an energetic new CEO when the Senate confirmed Michael Smith, who joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about it. Listen to the interview on Federal News Network.
U.S. News | June 22, 2022
If you’re looking for ways to give back to your community, you may have heard of AmeriCorps Seniors. This extensive volunteer program has opportunities available for older adults throughout the U.S. You can match your skills with a position that allows you to help others and stay active. Read more on U.S. News.
Thrive | June 14, 2022
AmeriCorps Senior RSVP volunteers, Steve Delman and Ava Reinfeld, received Points of Light's Inspiration Honor Roll, an award that recognizes both acts of kindness and service that demonstrate the light that individuals bring to their communities around the world. Read more from Thrive.
Government Executive | June 9, 2022
The Public Health AmeriCorps is a partnership between AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which was given a $400 million investment from the American Rescue Plan. AJ Pearlman, former chief of staff for COVID-19 response at the Health and Human Services Department, was named director of the new initiative. Read more on Government Executive.