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CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program: Applications Open

CDC is now taking applications for the Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP). PHIFP provides on-the-job training for professionals to apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs. Public health information systems play an increasingly prominent role in helping move the right information to the right person at the right time—so the right public health decisions can be made. Now more than ever, public health and healthcare organizations need a competent workforce that can develop, manage, and evaluate these complex information systems.

PHIFP is a 2-year postgraduate competency-based training program in public health informatics for professionals with doctoral or master’s degrees in:

Fellows are placed in assignments in centers and offices across CDC where they gain experiential training to enhance the agency’s informatics workforce. Through a combination of course work and on-the-job training, PHIFF fellows work on federal informatics projects; provide informatics assistance to partners; and develop, manage, and evaluate complex information systems.

The PHIFP application period is open through November 1, 2016. To apply for PHIFP, you must:

Visit the PHIFP website to learn more about the program. For questions about PHIFP, send an email to