CDC Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Policy and Partnerships Fellowship

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CDC Office and Location: A training opportunity is currently available with the Office of Policy, Partnerships, and Communication (OPPC), in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) within the National Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The CDC is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Research Project: This project will provide experience in DNPAO’s approach to public health nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention and will give the fellow an understanding of important partnerships between CDC and national, state, and local public health groups. The fellow will have the opportunity to learn about partnership work to advance priorities and strategies that the division utilizes to communicate about efforts to improve nutrition. The project involves training with a diverse group of public health professionals, including dietitians, epidemiologists, policy and law experts, and communication experts.

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