CDC Museum Public Health Academy

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The David J. Sencer CDC Museum Public Health Academy (CDCM PHA) is a STEM-based educational program that offers both in-person and online learning experiences. CDCM PHA mirrors CDC museum’s goal of teaching the public about the importance of CDC’s work in the field of public health. Content focuses on CDC’s work in the interdisciplinary field of public health, and can include history, science, epidemiology, prevention-based public health, and communication. Career-related content can be found throughout CDCM PHA programming.

CDCM is excited to announce two summer 2021 CDC Museum Public Health Academy learning opportunities for high school students!  These programs reflect the museum’s mission of educating the public about CDC’s work and will teach participants about the various facets of public health, from data collection to public health policy and communication work, and much more. The programs are fast-paced academic experiences best suited for motivated students. Admission for both programs is open to any students to who will be high-school juniors or seniors during the 2021-2022 school year.

Summer 2021 CDC Museum Public Health Academy Options

As the CDC Museum remains closed due to COVID-19 precautions, we are not able to predict yet if in-person programming will be available the summer of 2021. If the museum is not reopened for in-person programming, the CDC Museum will offer only online courses. A final decision on in-person programming will be made May 3, 2021; all applicants will be notified of the decision by email.

Summer 2021 Program Dates

Summer 2021 Program Dates

if CDC Museum is open to the public if CDC Museum remains closed to the public
Online Course 1
June 7 – 11
Online Course 2
July 5 – 9
Online Course 1
June 7 – 11
Online Course 3
July 5 – 9
Camp 1
June 21 – 25
Camp 2
July 19 – 23
Online Course 2
June 21 – 25
Online Course 4
July 19 – 23

Please review the frequently asked questions for camp and the online course prior to applying. See program links below for additional information.

Summer 2021 CDC Museum Public Health Academy Programs Application pdf icon[PDF – 223 KB, 4 Pages]

Page last reviewed: January 27, 2021