4175.0 Practice-based teaching, research, and service

Tuesday, November 1, 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 practice-based teaching, research, and service.
Session Objectives: Describe the MPH/MSPH student practicum process in a Department of Epidemiology. Explain the importance of field exercises in training students for careers in public health. Describe how age, gender, career track, and rank influence faculty perceived service learning beliefs, willingness to participate, and resource utilization likelihood at a major public research institution. Discuss effective strategies in implementing student experiential learning programs and community based research that benefits both undergraduate students and community members while intervening to prevent childhood overweight and obesity. Describe how sustainability informed the development of a public health course on food systems and food policy.

Welcoming Remarks
12:32 PM
Linking academics and practice: Graduate student practicum experiences in epidemiology
Lorraine K. Alexander, DrPH, MPH, Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH, Nancy Colvin, MS and Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD
12:44 PM
1:08 PM
1:20 PM
Community-engaged learning on food systems and public health
Julie Self, MPH, Corey McAuliffe and Amy Webb-Girard, 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)