February 8, 2023
CDC’s Public Health Associate Program Host Site Application Opens
USDA RD is pleased to share the following announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Apply to become a PHAP host site!
CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support has announced the opening of the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) host site application, which will close on February 28, 2023. As a host site, an early career public health professional will be placed at your organization for a two-year assignment and will gain experience in public health program operations while helping to increase your agency’s capacity.
Organizations that serve rural communities, from state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies; nongovernmental organizations such as community-based organizations, public health institutes and associations; and academic institutions are encouraged to apply.
The host site will receive benefits including:
- Insights and valuable skillsets from the CDC-funded associate placed at their organization.
- A partnership with the CDC and added resources to address staff shortages and funding gaps.
- Online learning opportunities and access to CDC subject matter expertise.
PHAP senior staff are available for one-on-one or group information briefings and webinars. If you are interested in setting up a briefing, please email PHAP@cdc.gov. Rural-serving entities are encouraged to submit host site applications to increase public health services for rural communities.
Find more information on the CDC’s PHAP host site page. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2023.