213293 Maintaining the Certified in Public Health Status

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 9:20 AM

Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, CPH , Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
The presentation, by the Chair of NBPHE's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) committee, will focus on the overall purpose of MOC. To assure ongoing mastery and life-long learning, NBPHE proposes 50 hours of continuing education every 2years and re-assessment of mastery every 10 years. The presenter will outline the process for CPH professionals' accountability for professional development and learning. The requirements and rationale for maintaining active CPH status will be outlined, including a discussion of the range of activities acceptable for continuing education credits. Information will also be provided to providers seeking approval for continuing education content for CPH professionals.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the rational for MOC for CPH professionals Articulate the MOC process and requirement for CPH professionals.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). I chair the Maintenance of Certification committee, and am a member of the Charter Class of CPH. I practice public health as the Health Officer for Clark County, Washington and am an Associate Professor for the Oregon Health & Science University.
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.