Founded in 2022, AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined forces to launch Public Health AmeriCorps and support the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. In Arizona, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family will oversee the management of the program. The Arizona Serve Public Health team will serve in Prescott and Tucson starting in September of 2022.
The roles slated will address the following community needs:
- Social-emotional learning interventions for students who fell behind during the pandemic.
- Supporting health interventions and initiatives with local public health departments.
- Providing eviction support to vulnerable populations displaced by COVID-19.
These members will provide direct and indirect services for four inaugural agencies: Prescott Unified School District, Yavapai County Community Health Services, Ending Poverty Now, and Pima County Health Department.