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July 1, 2011

Mangano Announces Department of Health Selected as a Host Site for the CDC Apprentice Program

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the Department of Health has been selected as a host site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2011 Public Health Apprentice Program (PHAP).  PHAP is a CDC workforce development program that provides opportunities for promising future public health professionals to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs.  PHAP is a competitive, two year paid fellowship within the CDC. Nassau County Department of Health has been awarded this prestigious opportunity for the second consecutive year.

“The Department of Health was chosen from a competitive field of applications,” said Nassau County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County will gain an apprentice who has attained academic success and now seeks to further develop their public health training through placement at the Department of Health. I am proud of the Department of Health’s accomplishment.”

“I am honored that Nassau County was chosen by the CDC to be a host agency,” said Dr. Maria Torroella Carney, Commissioner of Health. “This apprentice program will provide the Department of Health with a promising leader who will assist in our mission of protecting and promoting the health of the residents of Nassau County.”

During this 2-year program the apprentice will work on projects associated with the prevention of West Nile Virus and Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  Upon completion of delivering frontline program services for the Nassau County Department of Health, this apprentice will be qualified to compete for entry-level career positions as a CDC public health advisor and equivalent positions in public health operations at the local and state levels throughout the United States.