For updates on how COVID-19 has impacted this year’s program, visit https://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/internships.html

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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. 

Yesterday, the CDC announced that they have cancelled the CUPS/Ferguson activities for the summer of 2020 due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. While this was not an easy decision, we know that it is in the best interest for the health and safety of everyone. The health and safety of our students are of the utmost importance to us as a program. 

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.

Sincerely,
Michigan FPHLP Team

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