New 2 Public Health Residency Program – Info on Application and Mentorship Opportunities

The New to Public Health (N2PH) Residency Program is a first-of-its-kind workforce development training for public health professionals in their first year of employment at a governmental public health organization across the United States. Based upon the Foundational Public Health Services model, this 12-month program aims to increase the confidence and competency of new public health professionals through online self-paced learning, case studies, synchronous discussions, peer and mentoring support, and the completion of an evidence-based practice project. Participation in the program is currently at no cost to participants. Applications to participate are reviewed on a rolling basis. Check the N2PH website for updates on when the next cohort will begin.

One vital component of the program is mentoring. Residents of the program will be paired with a mentor from their own state for 12 months. With a minimal commitment of time and resources, the benefits of mentoring are numerous: 

  • Identify resources and share expertise with someone eager to learn
  • Offer insight and share lessons learned
  • Enrich leadership and professional development skills
  • Enhance inter-professional communication skills
  • Network with peer public health mentors
  • Learn from diverse perspectives 
  • Gain personal satisfaction by coaching someone new to the field
  • Have fun, make friends, and participate in an exciting, transformative program!

The N2PH Residency Program is seeking experienced public health professionals willing to volunteer as a mentor to a new public health professional in their state. Mentors from governmental public health departments, academic institutions, or other public health organizations across the United States are needed. Mentor requirements include:

  • At least one year of experience in public health
  • A one-hour time commitment per month to connect with a resident via phone, email, text, or video call
  • A commitment to mentoring for the duration of the 12-month program

Mentors will also be provided a training/orientation, a workbook of resources, peer networking opportunities, and check-ins with N2PH facilitators.

Visit the N2PH Mentorship webpage to learn more and apply as a mentor. Applications are reviewed and matched to a resident based on role, background, and professional interests.  Please direct questions to program facilitators Julianna Manske and Hannah Hayes at



Julianna Manske, MSN, RN, OCN

New to Public Health Residency Program Facilitator

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing

4182 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

701 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI 53705



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