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The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is a residential summer program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through field placements, skill building workshops and mentorship, Michigan FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of 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. 

Michigan FPHLP students will be housed on the University of Michigan's campus for 10 weeks to dive deep into the field of public health. Students will participate in curriculum days at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and engage with public health professionals through their field placements. 

On March 19, 2020, the CDC announced the cancellation of all CUPS/Ferguson activities for the summer of 2020 due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. While we know that this decision is best for the health and safety of everyone, we want to acknowledge the disappointment, sadness and many other emotions that our applicants may be feeling after this announcement. We share those emotions with you.

We would like to thank all the applicants who took the time to apply for Michigan FPHLP 2020. We are deeply grateful to the students who shared their interest in public health with us, for they are the reason for this program. We look forward to accepting applications again next year as we will continue our mission to provide opportunities to underrepresented students to consider careers in public health and to explore health equity.

Since the CDC's announcement, we received questions from applicants that we would like to address. Please see the attached PDF with Frequently Asked Questions.

Michigan FPHLP Team

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