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Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

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 public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, 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.

Become an Associate

Benefits and opportunities of this unique program


Read associate success stories from the field

Become a Host Site

Expand the impact of your program with a PHAP associate

Where Do Associates Work?

See where the work is being done

Thank you for your interest. The application periods for PHAP associates and PHAP host sites are closed.
The next application cycle will open in January 2019.

Become an Associate

Associate tending to a cow

Become an Associate: 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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Become a Host Site: 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.

Associates Talk About PHAP
Video clips

Photos and quotes about associates’ favorite projects

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 9, 2018
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