CDC’s Career Paths to Public Health (CPP) website is a roadmap for students and teachers interested in learning and teaching about epidemiology and public health sciences (EPHS).
Here you will find information on CDC workshops, activities, and lesson plans as well as other resources. These materials are designed to introduce the future public health workforce to EPHS, to promote health literacy and to provide examples of how math and science are used every day to solve public health problems confronting our world.
- CDC Teacher Roadmap
- Science Ambassador
- Disease Detectives
- CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp
- Lesson Plans
CDC Teacher Roadmap
A collection of resources for educators wishing to teach classes, units or entire courses in epidemiology and public health sciences.
Excellence in Curriculum Innovation through Teaching Epidemiology (EXCITE) is an archive site. A “Teacher Roadmap” will replace EXCITE in Spring of 2016. The “Teacher Roadmap” will include education standards and a course framework for teaching epidemiology and public health at the middle and high school level. Information on CDC’s teacher training—the Science Ambassador Fellowship, epidemiology and public health lesson plans, and other resources can be found at the Career Paths to Public Health website.
In 2017, CDC launched its inaugural Science Ambassador Fellowship, previously the Science Ambassador Workshop. This competitive fellowship includes a 5-day course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA over the summer and a 1-year remote professional development opportunity for teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health sciences into current middle- and high- school classrooms.
CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp
A public health day camp organized by the CDC Museum for rising high school juniors and seniors. Over the course of five days, campers are immersed in the diverse field of public health and learn first–hand how the CDC safeguards the nation′s health.
CDC’s Science Ambassador Fellowship connects teachers with CDC scientists to develop lesson plans to use in schools across the country.
These plans are designed to be for middle and high school classrooms and meet Next Generation Science. They bring relevant public health topics into the classroom and challenge students to think about science and mathematics in a new way.
- Page last reviewed: June 6, 2017
- Page last updated: June 6, 2017
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