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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


April 19, 2003 - Issue 85


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The Center for Disease Control Needs You!!


by Mike Snesrud - Senior Tribal Liaison for Policy and Evaluation


There is much work to be done to increase the numbers of American Indian/Alaska Natives in health and public health professions and there really is a lot of work to be done in getting some of those aspiring professionals here to CDC. In that it has been determined that a lot of what is hurting Indian country to a large degree is related to the quite apparent health disparities and public health issues present in native communities, not enough can be said about the need of native people to assist the premiere public health agency in developing and becoming more cultural competent and able to serve those communities. A few more native people are very much needed to join the team and students definitely can and need to be part of that sphere of influence.

For this upcoming summer, many of the deadlines either have past or are eminent, BUT there are openings for Graduate medical or MPH students that are still open. What is important that relationships be established that allow students who are interested in coming to CDC begin the application process by January to February so that if this is something you are interested in doing, you can.

Feel free to check the CDC Web Page for more information, www.// In addition, contact Judy Phillips ( or Al Parnell, contact for AISES Program here at CDC ( from the Human Resource Management Office. If you or your contacts have questions not being answered, please contact me and I will do my best at getting an answer back to you with expediency. Last summer, there were 10 AISES student, 3 Ferguson Fellows, and one other additional fellow in the National Center for HIV/STD/TB.

Please help increase those numbers. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Mike Snesrud
Senior Tribal Liaison for Policy and Evaluation
Office of the Associate Director for Minority Health, OD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS D-39
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 404-639-0432 Fax: 404-639-2195

Here is a collection of references for many internships, fellowships and scholarships related to Public Health.

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