You should pursue sites that reflect your own areas of passion and career interests.
Be prepared to travel and talk to people in person, as appropriate.
You may search active affiliation agreements Walden University has in Meditrek. Some field sites may not be appropriate for you as an DrPH student. Even if an active agreement exists, you will need to work with the field site to ensure they can take you during the period that aligns with your course.
The presence of an active agreement with a field site does not imply automatic approval of your Applied Practice Application.
Walden pursues affiliation agreements with new field sites whenever possible. Walden University has resources and staffing available to negotiate new affiliation agreements. Please contact the Office of Field Experience at DrPHape@mail.waldenu.edu to discuss options if your field site is not listed.
Once you have confirmation an individual will serve as your preceptor, you can begin to collect the documents required to submit your Applied Practice Application. If you start the process early, make sure you remain in contact with your preceptor to ensure or see if they are still willing and able to be your preceptor.