251306 Benefits of certification in public health for the individual and the profession

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 1:30 PM

Lorry Luscri, MPH, CPH, RD, LDN , Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
Hiring Certified in Public Health (CPH) professionals is the right choice for staff, organizational public health programs, the publics we serve, and for profession itself.

The presentation will describe CPH professionals' experience of the value and recognition received after earning the CPH. The presenter will list the growing rank of organizations supporting Certified Public Health professionals through fees payment and preference in hiring and compensation.

Certified in Public Health (CPH) professionals are dedicated to staying at the forefront of our practice through Maintenance of Certification.

Employing CPH professionals assures agencies of a better-prepared workforce and makes a statement of our value for quality and accountability. Hiring CPH professionals is an indicator of commitment to a robust public health infrastructure.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. List two employer benefits to having CPH staff 2. Identify two agencies that preferentially recruit, hire, promote, or compensate CPH professionals

Keywords: Certification, Workforce

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Certified in Public Health professional.
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.