The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

Session: Enhancing Student Skills and Training through Academic-Practice Partnerships
3000.0: Monday, November 11, 2002: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Oral
Enhancing Student Skills and Training through Academic-Practice Partnerships
As the health care system strives to adapt to the personnel shortage and program reductions, it becomes imperative that public health professionals explore creative solutions that not only enhance studentsí learning outcomes but also contribute to strengthening the agencies and institutions in which they learn. For instance, the public health infrastructure of the state can be strengthened through closer collaboration between public health and medicine and nursing by developing a cadre of public health-trained professionals who will be alert to recognize and respond to unusual events. This session will illustrate unique models of learning for the professional development & education of current public health workers. Moreover, there will be a discussion on how service and education work together to cultivate future public health professionals.
Learning Objectives: 1) Learn about enhancements to the MPH curriculum and models for students and practitioners seeking an MPH 2) Discuss a collaborative partnership between a health department and graduate health professions schools to enhance workforce development 3) Identify student projects that enhance agency capacity and student accomplishments.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Moderator(s):Carol Whittaker, MA, MPA
8:30 AMAn innovative curriculum for the MPH degree
Leah Z. Ziskin, MD, MS, Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH
8:45 AMPutting it all together for full-time public health practitioners/part-time MPH students: Developing a teaching and learning model for a successful practicum experience
Marita K. Murrman, EdD, Beth Filiano, MPH, Ian Lapp, PhD
9:00 AMAcademic-practice partnership to enhance public health nursing
Faye Hummel, RN, PhD, CTN, Linda Henry, RN, MA
9:15 AMProviding interdisciplinary health experiences in the community
anita m sandretto, Phd, MPH, Wendy E kershbaum, BS, MA, Gail A gerding, BSN, MS, Leslie A shimp, PharmD, MS
Organized by:Academic Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by:Maternal and Child Health; School Health Education and Services
Outside sponsors:Association of Schools of Public Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA