3183.0 Pathways to Careers in Public Health

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 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 pathways to careers in public health.
Session Objectives: Identify opportunities to replicate youth pipeline programs/initiatives that include the local public health system, public/private partnerships and post-secondary academic institutions. Describe an innovative, trans-disciplinary approach to educate undergraduates about public health. Discuss student and mentor observations of the first year of Portland Bridges to Baccalaureate activities and summer internship. Identify the data available as a result of Certified in Public Health exams administered to-date. Describe a fun and innovative way high school students can get introduced to Biostatistics.

YPHI: Creating public health leaders in the WiFi generation
DYuanna L. Allen, MPH, Michael Paul and Krystal Massey
Welcoming Remarks
Portland Bridges to Baccalaureate: Evaluating activities to transition underrepresented students from community college to university
Jamie Jones, BA, Liana Winett, DrPH, CHES, Shari Rochelle, MPH, Stephanie Ann Farquhar, PhD, Christina M. Dahlstrom, MPHc, Carlos Crespo, DrPH, MS and Marlene Eid, MS
Issues at the forefront of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and voluntary certification in public health
J. Jackson Barnette, PhD, Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, CPH and Molly Eggleston, MPH, CHES, CPH
Never too early for public health
Vanessa Xanthakis, MS, Allison Cox, MS, MEd, Carlee Moser, MA, Audrey Hendricks, MA, Alisa Manning, MA, Jacqueline Milton, MS, Rachel Hunter-Merrill, BS, Sean Lacey, BS, Robin Young, MA, Josee Dupuis, PhD and Lisa Sullivan, PhD

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Organized by: Academic Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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