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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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Meet the New CEO of AmeriCorps

Tom Temin 
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.

How to Volunteer With AmeriCorps Seniors

Rachel Hartman 
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.

Transforming Communities Through Service

Diane Quest
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.

CDC and AmeriCorps Team Up to Bolster the Public Health Workforce

Courtney Bublé
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.

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