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Director of Research and Evaluation Mary Hyde

New Statistics on Volunteering & Civic Life with Dr Mary Hyde

Tobi Johnson
Volunteer Nation | March 9, 2023 

Dr. Mary Hyde, AmeriCorps director of research and evaluation, shares fascinating results from the most recent Volunteer Engagement and Civic Life census supplement. These results shine a light on both the enduring spirit of volunteerism in America – even during the height of the pandemic – and what the data can tell us about future trends in formal and informal volunteering.  

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Colorado Working to Address Healthcare Worker Shortage

9 News | April 26, 2023

With a shortage of doctors, nurses and health aids, AmeriCorps programs like Public Health AmeriCorps are working to build a pipeline of younger workers in public health. Watch more on 9 News.

WFU Students Meet Critical Public Health Needs

Keri Brown
Wake Forest News | April 17, 2023

In August 2022, Wake Forest was selected for the Public Health AmeriCorps program, a new federally-funded program that aims to address urgent public health needs in communities and train the next generation of public health leaders. Last year, the Community Care Center provided 11,000 patient visits, making it one of the largest free health clinics in the Southeast. Read more on Wake Forest News. 

Nonprofits Scramble for Help Amid Dearth of Volunteers

Thalia Beaty and Glenn Gamboa
AP News | April 17, 2023

Every day, thousands of people in the U.S. donate their time, skills and energy to their communities by volunteering with nonprofit organizations. But recently released data from the U.S. Census and AmeriCorps showed that volunteer participation fell 7% between 2019 and 2021, part of a long trend in declining volunteerism.⁠ ⁠ As pandemic-related government aid programs end and inflation rises, nonprofits are trying everything they can to recruit volunteers. Read more on AP News.

We Need To Inspire More Young People To Pursue Careers In Public Healthcare

Mark C. Perna 
Forbes | April 4, 2023

As we continue our recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic, we need to grow our nation’s public health workforce to help build a more resilient future. We also need a diverse workforce of public health professionals who reflect the communities in which they serve. Public Health AmeriCorps, a new partnership between AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will recruit and train the next generation of public health leaders and close employment gaps. Read more on Forbes. 

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