Public Health Professional Services Program

The Public Health Professional Services (PHPS) program, administered by OPHA,  matches public health professionals within Ohio with available part-time, temporary, short-term, and/or seasonal positions in the public health field. Organizations often need temporary or part-time help. At the same time, many individuals in the public health sector are available to contribute their skills and expertise to support the public health workforce.


  • Recruits and manages a pool of available staffers

  • Serves as a liaison between staffers and prospective agencies

  • Facilitates contracts and employment logistics

Consultants Wanted

The essential element of a successful PHPS program is a core group of public health professionals willing to provide surge staffing to support temporary needs in Ohio public health. As staff leave public health employment to retire or pursue other roles, it is the perfect time to enroll as a consultant. Some contracts can be done remotely, others may offer evening or weekend support.

Still other roles are grant-funded and require part-time time or short-term full-time assistance - a perfect match for a retiree or someone looking for flexible work options. Hospital health care workers and others who have left public health as a profession can still participate in fulfilling public health work through PHPS. All disciplines are needed:

Clinical Staff
Health Educators
Administrative Support
Contract Tracers
Grant writers/Administrators
Accreditation Specialists
Fiscal Office Support
Leadership Roles

If you are passionate about public health, we want you on our team!

Looking for part-time or temporary work?
Are you a retiree looking for a project of two?
Caregiver with limited time to spare?

For more information about becoming a PHPS consultant, see our FAQs below or contact


PHPS may be the perfect solution to finding short-term, part-time, or temporary skilled public health staff.


PHPS lifts the burden of recruitment and serves as the liaison between staffers and placement sites handling all the employment logistics.


Hiring an independent contractor is often the most efficient solution to short-term staffing needs. PHPS offers competitive pricing to fit your project budget.


Whether you need staff for a few hours, a few days, or a few months, we can help you identify your ideal candidate from our pool of experienced public health staff.

Tell us what your needs are so we can match you with a consultant from our list of skilled public health professionals. For more information, contact

Please complete this brief survey and let us know how we might improve our services to meet your staffing needs.


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