Public Health Associate Program Recruitment Begins!

CDC is pleased to announce the kickoff of the 2017 Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) recruitment season. PHAP is looking for qualified associate and host site applicants, and we need your help spreading the word.  The associate application period will be January 3–9, 2017 (through USAjobs), and host site application period will be January 3–19, 2017 (through a link on the PHAP website).

  • PHAP is a two-year, on-the-job training program funded by CDC. Associates are assigned to state, tribal, local, and US territorial public health agencies, nongovernmental organizations (community-based organizations, public health institutes and associations, and academic institutions), and CDC quarantine stations.
  • Currently, PHAP has more than 375 public health associates fulfilling hands-on workforce needs at host sites across 44 states, 2 territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • PHAP is recruiting candidates with bachelor’s- and master’s-level degrees who have an interest in a public health career. PHAP provides opportunities for associates to gain broad, hands-on experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs.
  • Details, including eligibility requirements for candidates, are available on the Become an Associate section of the PHAP website.
  • Host site recruitment details, including a two-part recorded webinar series on developing a quality associate training experience, are available on the Become a Host Site section of the PHAP website.
Please share this information with your colleagues and partners in other public health organizations. Questions? Call a PHAP representative at 404.498.0030, or send an email to phap@cdc.gov