Public Health AmeriCorps

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Individuals: Find a full- or part-time opportunity to serve your community with AmeriCorps’ search tool.

“The experience and networks AmeriCorps brings to this partnership provide a valuable opportunity to engage communities around the United States, including many people who may have never considered a deeply fulfilling career in public health,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H. “This program is a critical component of CDC’s effort to develop a strong, diverse workforce to face the public health challenges of the future.”

Public Health AmeriCorps is a groundbreaking initiative made possible through partnership between CDC and AmeriCorps and is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program supports efforts to build a strong and diverse workforce that is ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs.

Our Shared Vision

As announced in September 2021, Public Health AmeriCorps provides a pathway to recruit, train, and develop the next generation of public health leaders. This program leverages the expertise of CDC and AmeriCorps, capitalizing on AmeriCorps’ experience managing some of the most prominent public service and workforce development programs in the nation while benefitting from CDC’s technical expertise as the country’s leading public health agency. This 5-year grant program provides

  • Grantee organizations with needed workforce support to meet the public health needs of local communities and advance more equitable health outcomes.
  • Members with pathways to public health careers through service to communities across the country.

Apply to Be a Grantee Organization

On Wednesday August 10, 2022, AmeriCorps announced the second round of funding for the Public Health AmeriCorps program. Eligible organizations include Indian Tribes; institutions of higher education; local governments; public health departments; nonprofit organizations; state service commissions; and states and U.S. Territories. Among the eligible organizations that submitted applications, those who are selected to receive funding will be notified by mid-April 2023 and awards will be issued by mid-July 2023. The next grantee funding opportunity will be announced in the fall of 2023.

Apply to Be a Member

Check out Make Your Mark with Public Health AmeriCorps to learn more about becoming a member.

If you are looking for a full- or part-time opportunity to serve your community, visit Public Health AmeriCorps and use the interactive search tool to find an opportunity by location.

  • Hands-on experience
  • Training from experts
  • Living allowance
  • Education award
  • Student loan deferment / forbearance
Project Focus Areas
  • Health equity and social determinants of health​
  • COVID-19 recovery, testing, and vaccination support​
  • Access to services and reducing barriers to care​
  • Behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder)​
  • Health education and training ​
  • Community outreach and engagement​
  • System navigation, referrals, and linkage to care​
  • Research, data collection, analysis, and assessments

*Member benefits apply to all member cohorts across the five funding years. Project focus areas and member activities only apply to the 2022 cohort. Project focus areas and member activities may vary in future cohorts depending on the public health needs of grantee organizations.