Foundational Public Health Training Development and Support


AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have joined forces through Public Health AmeriCorps. Together, and with support from key national partners, they are supporting 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.

Public Health AmeriCorps has two main goals:

  1. Address 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 good quality public health-related careers through onsite experience and training, with a focus on recruiting AmeriCorps members who reflect the communities in which they will serve.

Our Work

NNPHI is partnering with the CDC and Public Health AmeriCorps to provide foundational public health training and resources for the continuing influx of new hires and future applicants across the public health workforce.

A curriculum was developed for the first incoming cohort of Public Health AmeriCorps members. The curriculum included a curated e-learning training plan, hosted in CDC TRAIN that aligns with the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and was adapted for a national public health audience. This project is intended to manage and expand upon these two training plans, keeping them up-to-date, relevant, accurate, supported with additional resources, and easy to navigate with the goal of high-quality learning that will inspire future public health career.

Other organizations are also developing foundational trainings, learning pathways, and resources. The project’s secondary purpose is to prevent duplication of effort by curating, connecting to, merging, and updating content where appropriate.

Our Impact

Any interim updates on outputs or outcomes (can be updated later upon project closeout).

Resources and Links

Learn more about Public Health AmeriCorps: HERE

Access the Foundational Public Health Training Plan: HERE

Contact Us

Please reach out to Laura Prechter, Associate Director for Training and Workforce Development at with any questions or to learn more.

Funding Acknowledgement

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award (NOFO OT18-1802, titled Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health) totaling $1,000,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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