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Public Health to Welcome Up to Three Paid Fellows

NYS Public Health Corps

Liberty, NY – In conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, the Sullivan County Department of Public Health is now accepting applications for the prestigious New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) Fellowship Program, a first-in-the-nation initiative to strengthen local and Statewide workforce capacities to better respond to future public health emergencies.

NYSPHC fellows work on a variety of public health projects, including work that reinforces the State’s preparedness for future public health emergencies, like those experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program also enables fellows to build connections, educate on key strategies, and effectively communicate with New Yorkers during public health emergencies.

The NYSPHC has identified 200 open fellow positions across the state, including three approved for Sullivan County in the following concentrations:

  • Program and Organizational Management, Maternal Infant Family Health
  • Epidemiology and Data
  • Partnership Development, Communicable Disease

“This is an excellent opportunity for college and advanced degree graduates interested in public health to transition from the classroom into the workforce,” acknowledged Sullivan County Public Health Director Karen Holden. “Anyone with training in public health, nursing, allied health, healthcare, social services, communications, information technology, logistics planning, education, data science, administration, and emergency preparedness are encouraged to apply.”

When selected for the NYSPHC Program, fellows gain access to various professional development opportunities, including the Public Health Essentials Certificate Program, created by Cornell University’s Master of Public Health Program. This innovative experiential online learning course taught by Cornell University professors aims to equip learners from diverse professional and educational backgrounds with the tools and skills needed to excel in the field of public health. This benefit is provided to all NYSPHC fellows at no cost.

“Sullivan County Public Health’s participation in this program shows how hard we work not only to serve our citizens but to train the next generation of public health leaders,” said District 5 Legislator Catherine Scott, chair of the Legislature’s Health & Human Services Committee. “Classroom lessons are certainly valuable, but learning how to apply that knowledge – from people who work in the field every day – is an invaluable experience. I’m proud that our seasoned, caring staff is making time in their busy lives to provide this level of guidance and mentorship.”

For more information, visit Applications are being accepted, reviewed, and filled on a rolling basis through June 28, 2024.