Host Site Profile

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PHAP relies on partnerships with public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations to mentor and train the next generation of public health professionals. Host sites provide the day-to-date public health experience and training that supports the PHAP curriculum requirements. By exposing associates to a broad variety of public health experiences and training, host sites provide part of the foundation upon which associates can build their careers.

Below is a visual representation of 2016 host sites by agency type.

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Successful host sites must be able to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Develop work activities that help the host site meet the PHAP curriculum competencies, and provide associates opportunities to gain experience in one public health program area
  • Provide associates with a host site supervisor who has prior supervisory experience and is able to monitor the associate’s day-to-day work activities
  • Provide training opportunities and robust on-the-job public health experiences suitable for recent college graduates with little, or no, public health work experience
Page last reviewed: November 12, 2021