Training & Professional Development
As part of CDC Moving Forward, we're forming a new National Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce. Stay tuned to this website for updates.
CDC and AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, joined forces to launch the new Public Health AmeriCorps program and support the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs.
Competencies are the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that contribute to individual and organizational performance. In public health settings, many competency models are being used to develop a strong workforce that can support community health needs.Learn More
A portal to public health training opportunities, continuing education offerings, and other educational tools developed by CDC and its partners
Trainings, conferences, and learning communities provided by CDC’s National Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce (Public Health Infrastructure Center) to help public health professionals gain skills in performance improvement.
National learning network to access public health learning products
Grants Management Training Resources
Federal training resources and guidance on grant management and how to apply for grants
Public Health Grand Rounds On Demand
Monthly webcast to foster discussion on major public health issues; each session focuses on a specific health topic and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and interventions (CE credits available)
Public Health 101
Courses about the fundamentals of public health: epidemiology, informatics, surveillance, health economics, laboratory science, and more
Public Health Law Academy
Free online trainings that provide an understanding of the basics of our legal system and the use of law and policy for improving population health outcomes
CDC’s Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development
Support and services for state and local health departments
The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), within the Public Health Infrastructure Center, is a competitive, two-year, paid CDC training program. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and organizations in the United States and US territories, where they gain hands-on experience for a career in public health.
Our social space for the public health community to engage, connect, and learn with CDC and interact with public health colleagues.
Workforce & Career Development
- Strategic Workforce Activities
- Initiatives by CDC to support and strengthen the public health workforce
- National Public Health Workforce Strategic Roadmap
- Roadmap of goals and strategies to strengthen the public health workforce
- Fellowships, Internships, and Learning Opportunities
- Comprehensive list of CDC opportunities
- CDC Internships and Externships in Public Health Law
- Two internship and externship tracks that offer entry-level experience to students interested in public health law