Another federal effort to fill another important workforce need

The COVID-19 pandemic stretched the healthcare community to the limits, underscoring the need to further enhance public health resources across the country. In a move towards that goal, AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched the new Public Health AmeriCorps (PHA) to support the recruitment, training and development of the next generation of public health leaders. The Federal Drive had the chance to speak with Michael Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps to find out how this new facet of his agency will work.