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Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pacific Island Health Officers Association, U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) Departments/Ministries of Health
Jun 30, 2024

Ms. Jade San Nicolas Chennaux


The Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program (PPHFP) is a two-year professional development program designed to prepare new college graduates and early career professionals in a variety of public health career pathways to meet emerging and future public health challenges in the Pacific, and to expose individuals to innovations in public health practice, health advocacy, leadership, and policy.

Fellowship learning and training domains include, but are not limited to:

  • Analytics and assessment
  • Policy development and program planning
  • Communication
  • Health equity
  • Community partnership
  • Public health sciences
  • Management and finance
  • Leadership and systems thinking

Pacific Public Health Fellows will:

  • Acquire skills and knowledge that will enhance their own future career in public health
  • Gain an understanding of the wide array of employment opportunities in the field of public health
  • Learn how to use the foundational knowledge learned in the PPHFP to work with USAPI communities to assure and improve health outcomes
  • Network and make lasting connections with experienced health experts across many sectors of health care in the Pacific region
  • Gain exposure to internationally renowned global health leaders from agencies such as the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), and others
  • Enhance their professional credentials through the completion of program activities and milestones

Potential candidates should:

  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in public health in the Pacific region
  • Have completed an associate or bachelor degree in a field that is applicable to public health, such as public health, community health, nursing, allied health, microbiology, environmental science, entomology, and public policy
  • Be early career candidates who have recently graduated within the past 2 years
Geographic coverage
US Pacific Island Territories
Amount of funding

Fellows are provided a living allowance each year to help defray living expenses for the duration of their two-year fellowships.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Allied health · Community health workers · Environmental health · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Leadership · Nurses · Policy · Public health · American Samoa · Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands · Federated States of Micronesia · Guam · Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States · Republic of Palau · Republic of the Marshall Islands

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