4170.0 Issues Affecting the Future of the Public Health Practitioner

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
The Education Board of APHA is concerned in part with the knowledge and technical proficiency of APHA members and in promoting the skills and stature of public health professionals. This session presents activities of the Education Board in several areas: accreditation of health departments and its potential impact on the public health workforce, use of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system in categorizing public health workers, and surveying the educational needs of the APHA membership.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe public health accreditation activities and workforce implications. 2. Describe the use of the SOC system for classifying the public health workforce. 3. Describe the educational survey conducted by the Education Board.
John Neuberger, DrPH, MPH, MBA
Michael Dickey, MPH, CHES

12:40 PM
Public Health Accreditation
F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD
1:20 PM
2009 APHA professional development needs assessment survey
John Neuberger, DrPH, MPH, MBA, Kim Tran, BS, Henry Montes, MPH, Lynn D. Woodhouse, M Ed, EdD, MPH and Annette Ferebee, MPH

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Organized by: APHA-Education Board

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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