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Application Now Open for DHPE Health Equity Internship Program

Monday, May 02, 2016  
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The application period for the 2016 Fall Cohort of the DHPE Health Equity Internship Program is now open for potential interns and placement sites. If your health agency is interested in hosting an intern, please sign up to be a preceptor today! Applications are due by June 15, 2016 and may be found here

The DHPE Health Equity Internship Program is funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP). The mission of the CDC DHDSP is to provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. DHPE is working with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) to administer the Internship Program for the 2016-2017 Fall and Spring cohorts.

College students selected for these cohorts should be interested in an internship project and placement site that focuses on the following:
Cardiovascular Disease Risks Reduction;
Heart Disease Prevention and Education, including Hypertension and Stroke;
Nutrition and Healthy Eating;  
Physical Activity and/or Obesity.
Interested students should mention their proposed internship site within their application.

Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who attend Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCUs, HSIs and Tribal Colleges), are from racial and ethnic populations, and/or have demonstrated interest in working to achieve health equity in minority and underserved communities. Additional information about the internship program is located on the DHPE Health Equity Internship Webpage at www.dhpe.org/?Interns_About_new.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Steve Owens at sowens@dhpe.org. 

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