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Host Site Profile

The application period for PHAP host sites opens January 4–22, 2016. Please continue to visit our website for updates.

PHAP relies on its partnerships with federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments that serve as host sites for public health associates. These relationships are vital to the development of our nation's next generation of public health professionals. By exposing associates to a broad variety of public health experiences, host sites provide a foundation upon which future public health leaders can cultivate their careers. Below is a visual representation of 2014 host sites by agency type.

Percentage of Host Sites, By Agency Type (2007 - 2010)
* includes the District of Columbia

Successful host sites must be able to fill the following requirements:

  • Develop a work plan that allows associates to gain entry-level experience in two different program areas
  • Provide training and on-the-job experiences suitable for recent bachelor’s and master’s level graduates with little to no work experience in public health
  • Encourage associates' professional development
  • Provide associates with a supervisor who has prior supervisory experience
  • Demonstrate the capacity to provide associates with valuable work experience and program-specific training

Host sites recognize the benefit of participating in PHAP: as a result, an increasing number of host sites continue to apply for this opportunity annually.