190097 Pipelining and Racial Ethnic Diversity in Public Health

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:55 PM

Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH , College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
The public health workforce provides a critical function in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. Then also fuel the mechanism that allows our public health system to operate. This workforce is aging, without standardize credentials and experience and unequipped to address the major issue of the social and structural determinants of health. There is also insufficient association with schools of public health and community based organization. My presentation will address these issues from a local and national perspective.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the importance of "pipelining" in middle to high school youth in preparation for public health careers. Recognize the importance of increasing racial and ethnic diversity in public health leadership at state, local and national levels. Recognize the value of credentialing and workplace incentives.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 14 years experience as a public health director and I am currently a faculty member of the University of Louisville School of Public Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.