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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.

The 2014 PHAP Recruitment Season has ended. Thank you for your interest in the Public Health Associate Program.
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PHAP: The Next Generation of Public Health Professionals

Associate tending to a cow Become an Associate: Your Public Health Career Starts Here
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

Tiffany Gee, Class of 2011

A Day in the Life of PHAP Associates

"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


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