Become a PFA
The PFA program recruits and hires directly from CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). The PFA recruitment process is structured to select the most qualified employees possible, based on merit, interest, and qualifications. Prior experience in preparedness is not required. Experience and foundational public health knowledge gained through PHAP have proven transferable to public health preparedness, allowing staff to readily assimilate and make positive contributions to their host agencies.