Workforce Improvement Projects for CDC Programs

Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) are public health practice projects proposed and funded by CDC programs and conducted by APIH’s academic partner associations or their member colleges and universities. WIPs:

  • Promote the development of the health workforce in various areas of public health practice
  • Have a 12 to 48 month time frame

Through the APIH cooperative agreement, CDC programs can fund projects with the academic partner associations or their member institutions. These projects focus on improving the health of populations while engaging the existing workforce and future health professionals in various areas of public health practice. Oftentimes, these collaborations result in the advancement of program goals and priority activities.

Examples of Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating an academic public health curriculum
  • Developing training courses for the existing workforce
  • Designing a project to introduce public health to young students or attract new talent to public health careers
  • Supporting visiting faculty from a school of public health, medicine, or nursing to work on a project at CDC for a period of 4 weeks to 1 year.