Kentucky Public Health AmeriCorps

  • Do you have a passion for the Public Health Field?
  • Do you want to become a Certified Public Health Worker?
  • Do you want to earn an Education Award to go to school or pay student debt?

KYPHA is placing AmeriCorps members to serve for a year at local health departments across the State of Kentucky in August 2024.

AmeriCorps awarded the Kentucky Health Departments Association full grant funding through Serve KY, to place up to 75 AmeriCorps members in local health departments across the State of Kentucky to increase the workforce in the public health field. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to be trained and certified in Kentucky as Community Health Workers while serving in the three core programs identified under Public Health Transformation: WIC, HANDS, and Harm Reduction.

Public Health Transformation

The Kentucky Department for Public Health launched Public Health Transformation in January 2019 to provide a breakdown of public health programs into core public​​ health programs including mandated foundational programs like disease investigation and environmental regulations as well as other programs including WIC, HANDS and programs designed to address substance use disorders while other programs are categorized as local health priorities and considered optional for local health departments.

MEMBERSHIP

KYPHA is placing AmeriCorps members to serve for a year at local health departments across the State of Kentucky in August 2024.

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, student loan forbearance (if eligible), and accrued interest payment on qualified student loans, while they serve. Upon successful completion of service, the member receives a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay off existing student loans or to further the member’s education. KYPHA members also have the opportunity to become a Kentucky Certified Community Health Worker.

 

KYPHA members must have a high school diploma or GED and be able to satisfactorily pass Federal and State level background checks.

  • 1200 Service Hours 
  • $14,280 Total Living Allowance (Pre-Tax)
  • $5,176.50 Educational Award*
  • 900 Service Hours 
  • $10,200 Total Living Allowance (Pre-Tax)
  • $3,697.50 Educational Award*

*Segal AmeriCorps Education Award amounts for national service positions approved in Fiscal Year 2024 (October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024)

Contact Us

Dana Nickles

dnickles@khda-ky.org


General Inquiries
AmeriCorps@khda-ky.org

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