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Extension Public Health AmeriCorps

EPHAC volunteers opportunities

The Ohio State University Extension Public Health AmeriCorps (EPHAC) program supports 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. Apply Today!​

EPHAC members will work in hubs across the state, to engage community stakeholders, including youth, to determine through assessment, a public health issue that impacts the community, address it, and report the outcomes of the service project. ​

​Goals of the service projects include: ​

  1. Address public health needs of local communities by providing support in state and local public health settings. ​
  2. Advance more equitable health outcomes for underserved communities. ​
  3. Expose youth to public health and other health related career opportunities. ​


Benefits of Service​

  • Living Stipend​

  • Educational Award (click for more information)

  • Mileage Reimbursement​

  • Professional development experiences​

  • Mentorship and Training


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What is AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement.​

Public Health AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined forces to create Public Health AmeriCorps. 

Public Health AmeriCorps programs across the nation have 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.​

For more information, contact Emilee Drerup​