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APHA's Public Health Association

January 4, 2012

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the American Public Health Association (APHA), it is my pleasure to announce the call for applications for the 2013 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the sixth year that APHA is offering this fellowship which has been described as an "amazing" and "phenomenal" experience by previous fellows. Read the lessons learned from past fellows at

Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be interested in spending one year in Washington, D.C. working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues related to
health, the environment or other public health concerns.

The fellowship will begin in January 2013 and continue through December 2013.The fellowship provides a unique learning experience and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on
sound science. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge in government and how the public policy process

Applications and additional information are available at
The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, are due to APHA by April 9, 2012.

All candidates:

1.  must be APHA members (membership information : )

2.  have five years experience as a public health professional
beyond graduate or medical training

3.  have a graduate degree in a public health or a related

Please forward this email to anyone who you believe may be eligible and interested.For more information, please feel free to contact or


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Susan L. Polan, Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy



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