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Career Paths to Public Health

Career Paths to Public Health

CDC's Career Paths to Public Health (CPP) is an information hub for students and teachers interested in classroom activities about public health.

Here you will find information on CDC workshops, activities, and lesson plans. These materials are designed to introduce the future public health workforce to epidemiology and other public health topics.

EXCITE

EXCITE: Excellence in Curriculum Innovation through Teaching Epidemiology

CDC's online collection of teaching and reference materials for students and teachers, designed to introduce the science of public health to elementary through high school students.

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Science Ambassador

CDC Science Ambassador Workshop

A 5-day professional development workshop where selected middle- and high-school science and math teachers collaborate with CDC scientists to create public health lesson plans aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disease Detectives

Science Olympiad Disease Detectives Event

An extramural team competition designed to improve the quality of science education by fostering interest in a variety of science, engineering, and technology topics for grades 3–12.

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Summer Camp

CDC Disease Detective Summer Camp

A public health day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students work in a team setting and take on the role of disease detectives.

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Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

CDC's Science Ambassador Workshop connects teachers with CDC scientists to develop lesson plans to use in schools across the country.

These plans are designed to be for middle and high school classrooms and meet Next Generation Science Standards. They bring relevant public health topics into the classroom and challenge students to think about science and mathematics in a new way.

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Resources

Resources

Learn more about public health education resources for elementary, middle and high school, and college students and find links to resources for teachers to help bring public health concepts into classrooms.

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