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New $1.1 million project to fund Public Health AmeriCorps program at Ohio State University Extension

Feb. 6, 2023

Public health, community outreach, and youth engagement at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) are getting a boost with the announcement of a $1.1 million investment from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, to fund a new Public Health AmeriCorps program.

The five-year grant, which was awarded to Ohio State University Extension, will fund up to 74 AmeriCorps members to address the public health needs of communities across Ohio and help rebuild the state’s public health sector, said Pat Bebo, assistant director, family and consumer sciences, OSU Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.

“The grant will enhance OSU Extension’s presence across Ohio through the creation of an Extension Public Health AmeriCorps (E-PHAC) that supports underserved families through the creation of a public health ecosystem, in tandem with the community, focused on public health issues to positively benefit the community,” Bebo said. <Read more...>