Jun 04 2020
New ‘Baltimore Health Corps’ to Hire and Train Hundreds of Jobless Residents to Serve Neighborhoods Hardest-Hit by Covid-19
On June 4, 2020, The Rockefeller Foundation and the City of Baltimore announced the launch of a groundbreaking pilot program – the Baltimore Health Corps –designed to address the city’s interconnected economic and public health crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Baltimore Health Corps will recruit, train, and employ more than 300 residents who are currently jobless due to the pandemic to serve as contact tracers, care coordinators, and Community Health Workers. Health Corps staff will be deployed to address critical COVID-19 needs in Baltimore’s most vulnerable communities, performing three key functions: public health education outreach, contact tracing, and care coordination and social support.