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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 a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health agency and work on prevention alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings. After completing the program, PHAP graduates will be qualified to apply for jobs with government public health agencies.

2015 PHAP Host Site and Associate Application Periods Open Soon!

The application periods for potential PHAP candidates and host sites will be open in early January 2015.

View our recorded webinars for potential PHAP host sites.

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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