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Public Health 

What is Public Health AmeriCorps?

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.

What do we do?

L.A. Works’ AmeriCorps Public Health program aims to help meet public health needs of local communities by providing needed capacity and support in state and local public health settings and advancing more equitable health outcomes for communities who are currently or historically underserved. Members will be placed at one of our nonprofit host sites to work on a public health initiative serving their local community.  

Member roles may entail the following:
  • Community outreach: share educational resources to clients/community, distribute flyers or attend neighborhood community meetings to spread awareness of resources

  • Physical and Mental Health Education and Awareness: conduct zoom workshops on mental health topics, promote emotional regulation skill building

  • Conduct Needs Assessment: conduct focus groups, assist with data collection on intervention techniques, disseminate needs-based surveys

  • Health and Social Services Navigation: assist community members to sign up for public programs (Calfresh, SNAP, insurance), help design streamline systems for members to sign up for services

  • Assistance with Crisis Response: create and disseminate disaster protocols to the public, support vaccination registration, provide general patient/client support

  • Capacity Building Projects: assist in building partnerships with other organizations, create and implement community-wide public health initatives

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 18 years or older (no upper age limit)

  • U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien

  • Able to fulfill the service hour requirements over one calendar year​

Applications for our 2024-2025 cohort has closed.
Interested in applying in the future? Fill out the interest form below.

¿Interesado en organizar un VISTA?

Envíe solicitudes, documentos de respaldo y preguntas a la Gerente del Cuerpo de Voluntarios, Alisha.

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