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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.

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


PHAPshots
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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