Public Health AmeriCorps in New York State

Creating equitable outcomes and pathways to public health careers.
Public Health AmeriCorps in New York State
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Public Health AmeriCorps
The Commission is thrilled to join forces with AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support COVID-19 recovery efforts and help strengthen the public health workforce in New York State. The Commission launched a pilot public health project, AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps, in 2021, and programming will continue at its pilot organizations: Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and the Rural Health Network of South Central New York. As part of the national Public Health AmeriCorps program, five additional organizations will begin operating public health corps programs in New York State this fall. This effort has two main goals: 1. Address the public health needs of local communities by providing support in state and local public health settings, and advancing more equitable health outcomes for underserved communities. 2. Create pathways to quality public health careers through onsite experience and training, with a focus on recruiting AmeriCorps members who reflect the communities in which they will serve.
Serve with Public Health AmeriCorps in New York

Public Health AmeriCorps programs will begin in the fall of 2022. Potential member benefits include a living allowance and other benefits such as health care and child care coverage, access to Cornell University's Public Health Essentials training, an invitation to Commission-sponsored trainings and events, and a Segal Education Award.


To apply for a Public Health AmeriCorps position, eligible individuals can submit an application using My.AmeriCorps.gov or contact programs directly. 


Member Eligibility Requirements

To become an AmeriCorps member, an individual must:

1. Be at least 17 years of age.*

2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.*

3. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

*Some exceptions apply. See ยง 2522.200 for more details.

More Opportunities
New York State Public Health Corps
The New York State Department of Health is also working with community partners to recruit and deploy up to 1,000 fellows to participate in the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program. The goal of the New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) is to build public health capacity to support COVID-19 vaccination operations and to increase preparedness for future public health emergencies. Individuals with training in public health, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology/pharmacy, allied health, social services, communications and information technology, logistics planning, education, and emergency health programs are encouraged to apply.
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Public Health AmeriCorps
To learn more about the Public Health AmeriCorps initiative, contact the Commission or click on the link below.