Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

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The 2022 Associate application cycle opens January 18, 2022, and closes at 11:59 pm (ET), January 31, 2022 (extended deadline).

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the PHAP helpdesk at or 404-498-0030.
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The 2022 Host Site application cycle opens January 3, 2022, and closes at 11:59 pm (ET), February 18, 2022.

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The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP 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 completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

Associates Talk About PHAP
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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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Page last reviewed: January 6, 2022