3280.0 Competencies for Public Health Educational Programs

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Academic Public Health Caucus is a platform for APHA members to discuss issues of mutual concern regarding academic public health, such as academic public health practice. Specifically, the caucus provides a forum to showcase and learn about innovations in education, training, and academic research not only from public health academicians, but also from practitioners within public health institutions (i.e., federal, state, regional, local, private sector or non-profit organizations or personnel) that administer or participate in Academic/Practice partnerships. Academic/Practice partnerships include, but are not limited to, inter- multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborations to promote health and prevent disease and injury among populations. This session will focus on competencies for public health educational programs.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate how learning outcomes or competencies may be used as a framework for design and assessment of integrative public health programs. Describe the aspects of sound curriculum planning. Describe the Core Competency Continuum. Describe the status of development and implementation of core competencies for public health practice. Identify effective strategies for collaborative work across diverse academic units to create sustainable opportunities for reflective public health and social justice learning at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Ian Lapp, PhD

Welcoming Remarks
Are we clear about the role of “competencies” in the design of graduate public health programs?
Daniel Swartzman, JD, MPH and Karin Opacich, PhD, MHPE, OTR/L, FAOTA
Infusing the spirit and practice of public health into the undergraduate curriculum: Explicit and stealth strategies for encouraging the public health imagination among 21st century students
Kathleen M. Roe, DrPH, MPH, Edward Mamary, DrPH, MS, Frank Strona, MPH, Mory Chhom, BS, Amado Burgos, BS, Mojgan Mohammadi and Getachew Alemayhu

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Organized by: Academic Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers

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