4155.0 Undergraduate Public Health Programs

Tuesday, November 9, 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 undergraduate public health programs and the importance of educating undergraduates about public health.
Session Objectives: Explain the idea of creating an educated citizenry around public health. Describe the status of public health education among community colleges. Discuss strategies in developing public health program agreements between two and four year colleges. Describe the challenges in teaching epidemiology to undergraduate students and identify several strategies to overcome those challenges. Describe challenges of teaching epidemiology at a liberal arts college.

Welcoming Remarks

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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)