Welcome to the PHPAG Page
Public Health Professional Advisory Group (PHPAG) represents the diversity of public health disciplines. We provide a networking and support platform for those working in public health positions, with an emphasis in professional advancement. Our subcommittees are: Awards, Mentoring, Membership and Career Development. The Career Development Subcommittee has four subgroups headed by subject matter experts, or Public Health Specialists. These subgroups are:
The PHPAG serves in a resource and advisory role in the coordination, development, training, and evaluation of activities related to the public health professional disciplines among Health Services Officers in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) with the following specific objectives:
- To identify personnel needs of the USPHS, as related to public health and to assist in meeting those needs through activities such as recruitment, mentoring, retention, training, utilization, and proper recognition of Public Health officers.
- To promote continuing education, certifications and acquisition of advanced degrees (e.g. PhD, DrPH, CHES) in order to provide opportunities for employment.
- To work in cross collaboration with other HSO PAGs on issues pertaining to Public Health Officers.
- To represent a diversity of public health disciplines that ensures the health and safety needs of the nation.
- The Public Health Professional Advisory Group (PHPAG) represents a diverse group of public health disciplines: Epidemiology, Generalist of Public Health, Health Promotion & Education, and Policy. The PHPAG Excellence in Leadership award is presented to a Health Services Officer (HSO) who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the field of public health, and is recognized by his/her peers for exceptional work toward the mission of the PHPAG. Nominations are now due via e-mail by COB on Friday, March 29, 2013.
Please contact the Chair, LCDR Paula Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Co-Chair, CDR MatthewWeinburke at Matthew_Weinburke@nps.gov if you have any questions.
- A PHPAG list serve has been established and can be subscribed to by visiting the NIH list serve website at: or by sending an email to the List serve LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV. In the body of the email state: Subscribe HSO_PH_PAG First name last name for example: subscribe hso_ph_pag Jane Doe. Within a few minutes of the request you should receive a confirmation email from the list serve.