Future Public Health Leaders Program

The University of Michigan School of Public Health in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) offers a public health pipeline program for underrepresented college students.

The Univeristy of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) provides students with field placements, skill building workshops, and mentorship.
FPHLP is designed to offer stimulating opportunities for awareness, learning, and growth in public health. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. FPHLP is a rigourous 10-week summer residential program housed at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. All majors are welcomed. No previous public health experience is required!


  • Promote and introduce public health careers to college students.
  • Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health equity.
  • Increase awareness of health disparities and its impact on the nation.
  • Build practical experiences to enhance the students’ professional credentials.
  • Develop a baseline understanding of the political, social, and cultural context within which public health activities are conducted.

FPHLP Offers:

  • 3-day visit to the CDC in Atlanta, GA
  • Public health field experience
  • Transportation, housing & stipend
  • Public health seminars & workshops
  • Mentorship
  • Professional development


For more details and to apply, go to https://sph.umich.edu/fphlp/
APPLICATION PERIOD: November 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020


By Trudy McConnell
Trudy McConnell Assistant Director, Employer Relations