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Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed

Federal Department and Agencies

Pacific Island Health Officers' Association (PIHOA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) Departments/Ministries of Health

Public Health Professionals

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program (PPHFP) is a two-year fellowship that prepares recent college graduates and early career professionals to work in a variety of public health career pathways in U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs), focused on public and community health. Fellows are exposed to learning and training in many domains, like Policy Development and Program Planning, Health Equity, Community Partnership and Leadership & Systems Thinking. Fellows work with a host site in one of the USAPIs alongside highly experiended and seasoned frontline public and community health professionals. Additionally, fellows are provided a living allowance. PPHFP is offered in partnership with the CDC, the Pacific Island Health Officers' Association (PIHOA), and USAPI Departments / Ministries of Health.

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