September 22, 2021 (Honolulu, HI) – The Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program (PPHFP) is now accepting applicants! The PPHFP is a two-year educational program that provides promising career-minded individuals with robust and practical hands-on learning and training in a variety of public health career pathways. The program offers a wide array of opportunities to learn from and work directly with highly experienced and seasoned frontline public health professionals in a health department/ministry/agency setting and aims to provide meaningful experiences and development of skills and competencies that will ensure a successful future career in public health.
The program is specifically designed to prepare new college graduates and early career professionals to meet emerging and future public health challenges in the Pacific, and to expose individuals to innovations in public health practice and health advocacy, leadership, and policy.
The PPHFP is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands’ (USAPIs) departments/ministries of health, the Pacific Island Health Officers’ Association (PIHOA), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The USAPIs include the U.S. Pacific Island Territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), and American Samoa; and the U.S. Freely-Associated States (FAS) of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau.
Why Become a Fellow?
Successful Pacific Public Health Fellows will:
  • Apply foundational knowledge acquired in the classroom to communities in need.
  • Witness the critical work being done in multiple disciplines by public health professionals.
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to enhance public health careers.
  • Network with experienced public health experts in the field.
  • Gain exposure to internationally renowned global health leadership and agencies such as the U.S. CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), the Pacific Community (SPC), and others.
  • Receive support for further professional training.
  • Enhance professional credentials with proven experience.
Application Deadline – October 8, 2021
Learn more HERE!