213291 Past and Future Perspectives on Certified in Public Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM

Bernard D. Goldstein, MD , Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of PIttsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
The presentation will review the accomplishments of the NBPHE since its establishment in 2005. Offering the inaugural exam in 2008 will be presented in the context of 21st century public health. The value of the voluntary certification exam will be discussed and NBPHE will share testimonials from public health leaders regarding support for CPH status. Also presented will be the validity of the exam as a measure of mastery of the knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary public health. Implications of the CPH status for public health workforce development will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Access readiness to register for the CPH Exam Discuss two advantages CPH status represents to the profession of public health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: because I am_former Chair of the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) and current Executive Director of the NBPHE.
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.