3202.0 Promoting careers in public health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 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 promoting careers in public health.
Session Objectives: Describe a program to address minority under-representation in the health professions. Explain quantitative and qualitative findings from surveys of Team Epi-Aid alumni. Describe the strengths and capacities that each partner brought to this effort. Identify elements of the Integrated Health Interview Series database that can be used to teach statistics and U.S. public health trends to graduate and undergraduate students.

Welcoming Remarks
12:32 PM
Implementation of a health disparities curriculum for minority high school students
Marilyn A. Fraser-White, MD, Nicole Primus, MPA, Humberto Brown, MA, Mary Valmont, PhD, Kweli Henry, MPH, Calpurnyia Roberts, Phd, Merrill Black, MA and Ruth C. Browne, ScD
12:47 PM
Can Team Epi-Aid lead students to careers in Applied Public Health?
Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH, Meredith K. Davis, MPH, Kristen Ricchetti-Masterson and Pia D.M. MacDonald, PhD, MPH
1:02 PM
Developing minority public health professionals: Faculty, staff, and student perceptions of program effectiveness
Minnjuan Flournoy, PhD, MPH, MBAc, Edith M. Williams, PhD, MS, Andrea Williams, MEd, Gwen Preston, MEd, Harris Pastides, PhD and Saundra H. Glover, PhD

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Organized by: Academic Public Health Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)