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ASPPH Presents: CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) and BEST FIT Candidate Model Overview

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year, paid, training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and non-governmental organizations around the country. Associates are entry-level, early career public health professionals with a desire to impact public health service delivery. During their two-year training, associates will gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation in their public health career. The BEST FIT Model describes the characteristics of the ideal PHAP candidate. The seven BEST FIT characteristics are: Big picture thinker, Effective communicator, Socially and culturally inclusive, Thrives in a dynamic environment, Flexible, Intelligent, and Tactile learner. The 2016 application cycle for PHAP candidates is open January 4-8, 2016.

ASPPH encourages representatives from career services offices as well as others guiding students in their career paths to participate in this webinar and learn more about this unique opportunity for recent graduates with a BA/BS or MPH.


BEST FIT Characteristics for Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Candidates

PHAP 2 Page EFlyer

Powerpoint Presentation

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Lifecycle