In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Community Engagement at Montclair State University is leading this one-year project and partnering with The College of New Jersey and Rutgers University-Camden to develop a statewide team of 65 emerging public health and allied health professionals who will provide support to communities as part of the AmeriCorps national program. Working together with community agencies to identify immediate needs, the New Jersey COVID-19 Service Corps members will serve in roles that expand each organization’s scope and reach. Anticipated activities include providing support to COVID-19 diagnostics, contact tracing and case management services. The potential long-term impact of this network of public health and allied health personnel includes increased organizational capacity to deliver programs, and improved health literacy to equip New Jersey residents to make well-informed health decisions. On a broader level, this work could strengthen relationships among local and state public health, non-profits and higher education partners to sustain the public health corps and support residents beyond the pandemic.
Follow the latest news coverage regarding this work:
NJ COVID-19 Service Corps Prepares for Recovery
Montclair State University News Center (2020, December 17).