New York State Public Health Corps
In the 2021 State of the State, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the establishment of the first and best in the nation New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) that will build public health capacity to support COVID-19 vaccination operations and to increase preparedness for future public health emergencies. The Governor directed the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) to 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 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 laypeople, each of whom will be concurrently enrolled in Cornell University’s Public Health Essentials Certificate Program. 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.
Video: Gov. Cuomo Announces Launch of NYS Public Health Corps
At his 2021 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo announced the New York State Public Health Corps to recruit up to 1,000 fellows to assist with vaccination operations and to help communities prepare for future health crises.
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