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The COVID-19 pandemic clearly illustrated the need for a well-trained and versatile public health workforce across California. The California Public Health Corps (CA-PHC) Training and Pathways Program builds capacity to respond to public health emergencies, such as COVID-19, by training and providing a workforce pathway for early-career public health professionals from all areas and communities across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH)—in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)—are dedicated to supporting the next generation of public health professionals through the CA-PHC Program.
The mission of the California Public Health Corps (CA-PHC) Training and Pathways Program is to:
CA-PHC Trainees are entry-level public health professionals who conduct communicable disease prevention and control, community engagement, and emergency response activities at the individual and community level. After an initial three-week intensive training from the California Virtual Training Academy (VTA), CA-PHC members will be placed in Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) Host Sites for two years. Throughout their assignment, Trainees will receive ongoing mentoring and support from CDPH, the VTA, and their LHJ Host Sites to ensure they are successful in their role.
Eligibility Criteria (must meet at least ONE of the following)
Trainee Application Now Open! Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume HERE by Sunday, June 20 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.
LHJ Host Site Eligibility
LHJ Host Site Registration Process
California Department of Public Health
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action
LHJ Host Sites, please contact Pathways@cdph.ca.gov
Trainee applicants, please contact Caphcpathways@ph.ucla.edu