California Department of Public Health

About California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has many exciting career opportunities available and is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining quality employees who can carry out the mission of the Department to optimize the health and well-being of the people of California. CDPH empowers and engages its employees towards advancement in their careers, by providing the tools and training necessary for professional growth.

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Contact Tracer and Investigator

June 2020 - August 2020 Santa Clara, CA
“This experience as a contact tracer and investigator was enlightening and informative. I enjoyed being able to connect with various groups of people to attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease. It was humbling to hear how everyone was impacted differently by the pandemic, some more so than others. Not only was I able to work on my communication skills, but it also allowed me to gain experience in basic epidemiology by educating others on the disease and updating them on public health safety measures.”

Safe and Active Communities Branch Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Sacramento, CA
“I appreciated the first-hand exposure to the administrative side of health care. ”
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