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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.

PHAP Host Site and Associate Application Periods

The application periods for PHAP candidates and PHAP host sites are closed. Applications for next year will open in January 2017.

Become an Associate: Your Public Health Career Starts Here

Associate tending to a cowBecome an Associate
Gain hands-on public health experience in different program areas as a PHAP associate.

Become a Host Site

Associate presentingBecome a Host Site: Improve your Health Department's Ability to Deliver Public Health Services
Help build the next generation of public health professionals by becoming a PHAP host site.

Experience PHAP

Associates Talk About PHAP
Video clips

Photos and quotes about associates' favorite projects

PHAP at Work
Success stories about associates' impact on the field

A Day in the Life
A typical day in the life of an associate

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

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