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Opportunities for Rural Organizations to Become Host Sites for the Public Health Associates Program

Duration: approximately minutes

Featured Speaker

J.T. Theofilos J.T. Theofilos, Lead, Partnerships and Education Teams, Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), Centers for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Public Health Associates Program (PHAP) is a two-year, paid training program offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where associates gain real-life experience working at public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations around the country. Upon completion of the program, associates will have earned the qualifications to apply for jobs in the public health sector.

This session will discuss the program's mission and goals and describe how PHAP can benefit rural host sites. Will also provide an overview of the CO-STARR Model, which includes 7 characteristics of a quality PHAP training experience. For organizations interested in applying to host associates between October 2020 and October 2022, the application period will be open April 1-14, 2020.