CDC - Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

PHAP’s associate application period is now closed.

The next associate application period will be in early 2025.

The 2024 PHAP host site application period is OPEN February 15 – March 1 at 5 p.m. ET, 2024.

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Associates are assigned to state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After graduating from PHAP, associates are qualified to convert non-competitively to full time positions in CDC centers, institutes, or offices and other HHS operating divisions, or apply for positions with public health agencies and non-governmental organizations.

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Associates are assigned to state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After graduating from PHAP, associates are qualified to convert non-competitively to full time positions in CDC centers, institutes, or offices and other HHS operating divisions, or apply for positions with public health agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Become an Associate
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Your Public Health Career Starts Here
Gain hands-on public health experience in different program areas as an associate.

Become a Host Site
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Improve your Health Department’s Ability to Deliver Public Health Services
Help build the next generation of public health professionals by becoming a PHAP host site.

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PHAP@Work
Success stories about associates’ impact on the field

For information on other training and fellowship opportunities at CDC, please visit Public Health Training Fellowships.

 

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