Training & Professional Development

Training & Professional Development

Training and professional development strengthen the public health workforce by helping professionals learn new skills and advance their careers.

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National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

NLAPH offers an innovative style of leadership development by bringing together teams of leaders from multiple sectors who actively engage their communities to improve population health and achieve health equity.

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Public Health AmeriCorps

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 for Public Health Professionals
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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.

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CDC Learning Connection

A portal to public health training opportunities, continuing education offerings, and other educational tools developed by CDC and its partners

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Supporting the Performance Improvement Workforce

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.

Featured Resources

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

Become a PHAP Associate
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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.

Public Health Infrastructure Center on LinkedIn

Our social space for the public health community to engage, connect, and learn with CDC and interact with public health colleagues.

Workforce & Career Development

Workforce Development
Fellowships, Internships & Externships
Employment Opportunities
  • Careers at CDC
    • Information about job opportunities and working at CDC
  • HHS Job Openings
    • Job openings for agencies within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)