Partner with CDC to Host and Train the Future Public Health Workforce

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) from CDC will be accepting applications January 4-22, 2016 to host a public health associate starting in October 2016. PHAP is a two year training program with the mission to train and provide experiential learning to early-career public health professionals.

The CDC-sponsored training program is for individuals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with little or no public health work experience but who are interested in a career in public health. PHAP enables entry-level public health professionals to gain hands-on, real-life experience in the day-to-day operations of public health programs. Agencies eligible to apply to host an associate include state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; non-governmental organizations, and CDC quarantine stations. Public health associates often hold positions similar to those of host site agency coworkers.

CDC developed a two-part training for potential host sites as they consider applying to host an associate. Potential host sites are encouraged to begin their planning process now. Please click the following links for more information about PHAP and the strategic development of a quality PHAP training.

Questions about PHAP can be e-mailed to phap@cdc.gov. Please consider applying to host a public health associate. It’s a great opportunity to have an impact on developing the skills of the future public health workforce.

About Alyson Jordan

Alyson Jordan serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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