Public Health AmeriCorps Community Health Worker Apprenticeships

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The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is training the next generation of public health leaders!

DDPHE is a host site for the Colorado Public Health Works Program. This innovative program integrates Public Health AmeriCorps with a US Department of Labor Registered Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program.

DDPHE is proud to be the first local public health agency in the nation to offer a dual Public Health AmeriCorps Service and Community Health Worker Apprentice opportunity! DDPHE’s partnership with the Trailhead Institute created the first cohort of dual Public Health AmeriCorps members and Community Health Worker Apprentices.

Our program supports newcomers interested in public and environmental health. We're here to train and empower individuals while they contribute to the well-being of Denver communities and partners.

DDPHE provides paid year-long opportunities for people interested in exploring a career in public or environmental health. To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must:

  • Be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent

An AmeriCorps Apprenticeship is an opportunity to:

  • Gain core competencies(PDF, 54KB) in public health and community health work
  • Support Denver communities
  • Receive on the job learning and additional related trainings
  • Receive up to $7,395 in education awards upon successful program completion
  • Jump start a career in public health! Salary starting at $21/hour


Start your Public Health AmeriCorps Community Health Worker journey: follow our steps to success, find your area of interest and send an interest form.


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