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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. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

PHAP: The Next Generation of Public Health Professionals

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Gain frontline public health experience in different program areas as a PHAP associate.


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

A Day in the Life of PHAP Associates

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"This has been an incredibly exciting and eye-opening experience for me. The fact that every day is slightly different definitely keeps me on my toes and has really broadened my public health knowledge...." – Tifanny Gee, PHAP Class of 2011

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

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