County Health Department Selected To Host CDC Program

The Nassau County Department of Health (DOH) has been selected as a host site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). The DOH successfully applied for, and was awarded, three Public Health Associates out of the 200 awarded nationally. PHAP is a competitive, two-year paid fellowship within the CDC, which is geared toward recent baccalaureate and master’s level graduates who are interested in a career in public health. Since this program became a nationwide public health training program in 2010, Nassau County DOH has been awarded 10 Public Health Associates. These associates have gained broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs within the Nassau County DOH.

“I am honored that once again, out of approximately 3,000 local health departments in the United States, the CDC has awarded multiple Public Health Associates to Nassau County,” said Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, commissioner of health. “The associates are funded by the CDC, and their projects help us achieve our vision of leading a public health system that works to create healthy communities.”

PHAP’s mission is to establish a pipeline of entry-level, frontline public health professionals who, through training and field experience, are capable of meeting public health workforce needs at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels. During this two-year program the associates will work on projects at the Department of Health aimed at the prevention of childhood lead poisoning, public health emergency preparedness, communicable disease control, environmental protection and injury prevention. Upon completion of delivering frontline program services for the Nassau County Department of Health, these associates will be qualified to compete for entry-level career positions as a CDC public health advisor and equivalent positions in public health operations at the local and state levels throughout the United States.

Visit www.cdc.gov/phap for additional information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program.

Want It In Print?

We now offer matted and framed copies of articles upon request.

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

How Parents Can Manage Stress During The Pandemic

Many are expected to parent full time, work full time and teach full time—all at the same time. This does not leave much leftover time, or energy, for self-care.

Singer-Songwriter Alec Benjamin Talks Debut Album

In the end, all Benjamin wants to accomplish with his music is make people think more about what they’re listening to.

Positive Effects Of Pets On Mental Health

Pets parents know how much joy their companionship brings, but did you know having a furry friend is scientifically proven to boost your mental health?

The Coronavirus Pandemic And Shavuot

For several months, we were not allowed to come together physically, yet social media has connected us together.

Parenting Matters: Lessons From The Past Can Help Us Now

In the early 1900s, before antibiotics were available, it was a leading cause of death in children. Can you imagine if that was true in today’s Covid-19 pandemic?

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x