Fellowships and Training Programs

DWD supports the education, training, and development of the public health workforce. Our programs are organized to provide quality learning experiences across the workforce continuum.

Middle School, High School, and College Students

DWD promotes public health as a career choice early in the education continuum through programs for students and teachers. Training teachers is an important pathway to inspiring students as the future public health workforce.

Graduates and Post-Graduates

DWD manages postgraduate experiential service learning fellowships. These programs provide robust on-the-job learning while filling critical gaps in the public health workforce in epidemiology, policy, leadership and management, economic analysis, data science, laboratory science, and others.

DWD has implemented CDC’s Educational Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals, which may pay up to 50,000 per year in student loan debt for participants accepted into certain fellowship programs with two-year or three-year service.

Public Health Professionals

DWD connects public health professionals with accredited, competency-based training and learning opportunities to strengthen and build their skills. All activities are based on adult learning principles and reflect CDC quality training standards.

Training Programs for Professionals

  • Population Health Training In Place, for full-time employees at public, private, and academic organizations
  • CDC E-Learning Institute, for public health professionals who develop training products at state, local, territorial, or tribal health departments
  • Data Science Upskilling Program, for CDC staff to develop a team-based foundation in data science
  • Data Science Team Training Program*, for state, local, tribal, and territorial health department staff to develop a team-based foundation in data science within their own agencies
    * Program is a partnership with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists to build capacity at state and local health departments

Training Resources

  • CDC TRAIN, an online learning management system operated in partnership with the Public Health Foundation
  • CDC Learning Connection, which highlights quality trainings for healthcare and public health professionals via a newsletter, social media, and partner outreach
  • Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO), a system for finding, managing, and completing continuing education opportunities