If you get up in the morning and ask yourself “How can I make a positive difference in someone’s life today,” we would love to have you participate in the DeKalb County Board of Health’s AmeriCorps Public Health Initiative!
Are you a college graduate passionate about public health? Gain valuable experience and education awards towards an advanced degree through the AmeriCorps Public Health Initiative.
HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION PROGRAM
• Chronic Disease Prevention: Address poor nutrition and physical inactivity.
• Injury Prevention: Support programs in substance abuse, pedestrian safety, and youth violence prevention.
• Mobile Unit Support: Help conduct community events.
• Mothers Offering Education and Resources (MORE) Program: Provide support and resources to at-risk families in order to prevent infant deaths.
• Babies Can’t Wait: Conduct early screening of children with developmental delays.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES & REFUGEE HEALTH PROGRAM
• TB/Refugee Health: Screen and treat TB contacts, suspects, and cases.
• HIV Program: Ensure treatment compliance and improved access to care.
Assist with screening, educating, and referring individuals in the mobile units and the DeKalb County Board of Health (DCBOH) health centers.
HOW DO YOU BENEFIT?
• Gain valuable on-the-job experience in public health settings.
• Receive a living allowance of up to $13,110 and an education award toward advanced degrees in health sciences, nursing, public health, or epidemiology.
• Make a meaningful impact on DeKalb County’s health and well-being.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
• Have earned a college degree.
• Serve 25-30 hours a week for up to 1,200 hours during the course of the program.
Don’t miss this chance to launch your career in public health while making a positive impact in DeKalb County. Apply today and be part of the change we wish to see in our community.
To apply or learn more about the AmeriCorps Public Health Initiative and the Health Assessment and Promotion program, visit our website at americorps.gov. Together, let’s build a healthier and more equitable future for DeKalb County!