253936 Challenges and Opportunities for Baccalaureate Health Education Programs

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 9:30 AM

Kathleen R. Miner, PhD, MPH, MCHES , Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
The Health Education profession has a long history of promoting quality assurance in both professional preparation programs and in practice, and has the distinction of being the first population-based profession to develop competencies. With the recent increase in awareness about the field of public health and offering of new undergraduate public health majors, questions have been raised how these trends will impact future administrative support and attraction of health education majors to the field. This presentation will outline the challenges and opportunities facing health education faculty, university administrators, students, and practitioners in dealing with new trends and directions to meet the public health workforce needs of the 21st century.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
1. Compare the goals and approaches of the LEAP initiative and ASPH undergraduate public health initiative with offerings in baccalaureate health education. 2. Formulate at least two ways that health education faculty can foster interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration to embrace new directions and trends for improving public health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: work with developing undergraduate accreditation activities
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.