AmeriCorps Public Health Initiative
Cherry Health, AmeriCorps, CDC
Public Health Professionals; Community Health Workers
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
Cherry Health, a community health center with over 20 locations, has partnered with AmeriCorps with the help of a CDC grant to fund 20 full-time AmeriCorps members at their sites. The AmeriCorps members receive CHW training, as well as personal and professional development. This grant-funded initiative increases the number of CHWs working at Cherry Health, and the number of CHWs in the healthcare workforce overall.