212411 Undergraduate Town Hall Speaker 1

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:40 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
Increasing and retaining a well trained workforce may require expanding various undergraduate training efforts. This presentation will stimulate discussion about the following: 1.) What is known about the existing undergraduate level training, such as environmental health workers, health educators and/or public health nurses, and what are those professions doing to move their graduates toward competency-based core discipline training in public health? 2.) What are there institutional level barriers to and supports for providing real public health experience to undergraduates?

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe the various types of undergraduate public health training currently offered in academic institutions. 2. Participants will be able to discuss supports and barriers to integrating academic public health training with public health experience.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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