263096 Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 10:56 AM - 11:08 AM

Donna Petersen, ScD , School of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
John Finnegan Jr., PhD , School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Randy Wykoff, MD, MPH, TM , College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) has launched the Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health project in which a national task force is examining all aspects of public health education toward updating the 1915 Welch-Rose Report. The task force, composed of both academic and practice members, was formed after a series of conversations regarding the changing nature of public health practice and public health education. From the explosive growth of undergraduate public health education, to the emergence of professional doctoral degrees in the health professions; from the Institute of Medicine's call for an educated citizenry in public health, to the continued desire of a variety of professions, both health and non-health related, to integrate public health content in their academic programs; and from a historic commitment to the traditional public health workforce, to recommendations for other sectors, including the community-at-large, to become more familiar with population health concepts; public health has become both a foundational component and an innovative vehicle for education efforts at many levels. The speaker will present the rationale for and recommendations stemming from the initiative, in particular how it relates to pending guidance on competency-based education. In particular, the speaker will seek to generate a conversation among attendees on how public health education (at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels) relates to practice in the various settings in which such graduates work.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the rationale for exploring and updating public health education. Summarize the Framing Task Force's recommendations on competency-based education for public health education.

Keywords: Education, Workforce

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I chair the Association of Schools of Public Health Education Committee and the Framing Task Force project, in addition to serving as dean of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida as well as the Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health. I also am a professor of Global Health at the university. My research interests include maternal and child health, health care reform, and systems change and leadership.
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.