Associate Success Stories

Through a unique partnership between CDC and public health organizations, associates support the public health workforce and make considerable contributions to the field. These “PHAP@Work” stories highlight the impact associates can have on improving the public’s health.

Photo: Thumbnail of Melia Haile

Read how 2017 Salinas Award winner, Melia Haile, increased public health engagement through her work for the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County.

Roberto Henry

Read how Roberto worked both locally and globally to stop the spread of Ebola and Zika for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department in West Virginia and Puerto Rico.

Michael Jacobsen

Read how Michael created guidance to help Mississippi laboratories report test results electronically.

Sarah Dugan Portrait

Read how Sarah and the Minnesota Department of Health measured sports-related concussions to improve the brain health of Twin Cities students.

Kelly Howard

Read how Kelly increased childhood vaccination rates in Multnomah County, Oregon, and helped stop the spread of Ebola and Zika in emergency operations centers.

Emma Prasher Portrait

Read how Emma helped extend disease surveillance programs in Philadelphia and Guinea.

Hannah Silveus

Read how Hannah helped improve the retention rate of WIC clients in Yellowstone County, Montana.