212383 Undergraduate Public Health Education Town Hall Meeting

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM

Lynn D. Woodhouse, M Ed, EdD, MPH , Associate Dean and Professor of Community Health, Jiann- Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of the session the participants will be able to: 1. Discuss the need for, challenges to and plans for assessing the current public health workforce. 2. Compare the different types of undergraduate public health training. 3. Describe what is known about the existing undergraduate level training, such as environmental health workers, health educators and/or nurses, and describe what those professions are doing to move their graduates toward competency-based core discipline training in public health. 4. Describe the barriers to providing real public health experience to undergraduates. 5. Discuss initiatives underway in non-public health academic undergraduate majors or institutions to expand understanding of public health as a profession, to appreciate the science of public health and the value of ensuring the health of the public.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Member of the Education Board for APHA
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.