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The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

Become an Associate: Your Public Health Career Starts Here

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Gain hands-on public health experience in different program areas as a PHAP associate.

Become a Host Site

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Help build the next generation of public health professionals by becoming a PHAP host site.

Behind the Scenes with PHAP

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Learn about a typical day in the life of PHAP associate.



H SilveusPHAP at Work: Associate Success Stories
Read stories that show the impact PHAP has on improving the public’s health.

For information on other training and fellowship opportunities at CDC, please visit Public Health Training Fellowships.

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