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The Division of Applied Public Health Training (DAPHT)
  • promotes the practice of preventive medicine, epidemiology, and other applied public health sciences, and the use of scientific approaches in health policy, program planning, implementation, and evaluation;
  • serves as the CDC focus for the teaching and training of public health professionals in preventive medicine, epidemiology and other applied public health sciences;
  • plans, directs, and manages CDC-wide training and service programs, including 
    the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
    the Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR)
    and the Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) Programs;
  • responds to domestic and international requests for assistance and consultation in the practice and training of epidemiologic investigations and application to program and policy development;
  • supervises field-based EIS Officers and Preventive Medicine Residents;
  • provides liaison with other governmental agencies, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and other outside groups;
  • assumes an active national and international leadership role in public health training.
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