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Learn more about the New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) Fellowship Program and apply today to make a difference in your community.

New York State Public Health Corps

Fellowship Program

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The New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) will build public health capacity to support COVID-19 vaccination operations and increase preparedness for future public health emergencies. The NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) will work with community partners to identify and train up to 1,000 Fellows to participate in the NYSPHC Fellowship Program.

The NYSPHC Fellowship Program will be mobilized across the New York State in response to both the current and future public health emergencies. The overall Program goal is three-fold:

1. Bolster the state’s public health infrastructure by mobilizing up to 1,000 Fellows to provide critical support and services to Local Health Departments (LHDs);
2. Effectively communicate with and educate New Yorkers about key strategies that address public health efforts; and
3. Facilitate connections among the community level public health stakeholders required to strengthen and sustain public health learning and partnerships.

Candidates for the full-time, paid NYSPHC Fellowship Program include recent graduates and students advanced in their studies in public health programs, nursing schools and medical schools, retired medical professionals, and community members. To build public health capacity, and a shared language for health improvement, all NYSPHC fellows will be concurrently enrolled in Cornell University’s Public Health Essentials Certificate Program, an online training designed to teach and review fundamental public health principles. Individuals with training in public health, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology/pharmacy, allied health, social services, communications and information technology, logistics planning, education, and emergency health programs are encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps

AmeriCorps participants will join the New York State Public Health Corps in serving organizations on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 and those building local public health capacity to prepare for future crises. Please visit Public Health AmeriCorps for more information.

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Workgroups

Stakeholders in counties’ public health networks, including higher education institutions will be organized in working groups to enhance the NYSPHC Fellows’ experience.

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Citizen Public Health Training Program

Become a Public Health Leader by taking the free, online training course from Cornell University to learn about preventing and responding to public health emergencies.

Roll Up Your Sleeves and ServNY

Licensed health care professionals are encouraged to register as a volunteer with ServNY to help with the State's response to a future public health emergency.