259081 Using Global Experiences to build the Public Health Workforce

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Tricia Todd, MPH , Health Careers Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Sharon Talboys, MPH , Office of Public Health Workforce Excellence, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
This session highlights two distinct global programs, one at the University of Minnesota and the other at the University of Utah. Both took students to India, one group to Chandigarh, another to Mysore. The programs are designed to build interest in public health as a career among undergraduate students, and to develop important public health skills among MPH students. The programs were built as short-term learning experiences that include a range of learning opportunities from seminars to community-based participatory research. Lessons and activities explore the relationship between social determinants of health, community development and public health. Students participating in these programs grew in cultural humility, developed leadership skills, and gained a greater understanding of the complexity of public health in a global context.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership

Learning Objectives:
By attending this session participants will be able to: •Describe two global learning models used to promote public health as a career, and build public health skills in our future workforce •Explain how global experiences build public health skills that are transferable •Discuss how global health experiences can enhance the US Public Health workforce •Identify how lessons learned can be applied to domestic public health training programs

Keywords: Workforce, International

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the lead faculty on the Global Seminar in India January 2012 (3 weeks). I teach the Future Physician Series, of which this course was one.
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.