3303.0 Competency-based public health graduate education

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 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 competency-based public health graduate education.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate the use of Concept Mapping in academic program planning. Describe the importance of building public health workforce capacity in chronic disease prevention and control programs. List the eligibility criteria for participation in the pilot administration of the CPH exam to public health graduate students. Identify examinee’s primary motivations for seeking the CPH credential.

Welcoming Remarks
2:32 PM
Using Concept Mapping in the development of a School of Public Health
Laura J. Hsu, MPH, Misty Pacheco, MHA, Christopher Crabtree, MPA and Jay Maddock, PhD
2:47 PM
Beyond competencies: A new public health certificate in chronic disease
Lynne Wilcox, MD, MPH, Sheryl Strasser, PhD, MPH, MSW, CHES, Elizabeth Majestic, MS, MPH and Missale Ayele, JD, MPH
3:02 PM
Success of a pilot study of student eligibility for the Certified in Public Health examination
Donna Petersen, ScD, Molly Eggleston, MPH, CHES, CPH, Terry Dwelle, MD, MPHTM, CPH, Jeanne Guernsey, MA and Irina Grabovsky

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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)