4189.0 Getting and Staying Ahead with the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Credential

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential addresses decades-long calls for the professionalization and standardization of public health. This panel will share their motivation, preparation, recognition, and commitment to staying at the forefront of public health knowledge. Eligibility for the CPH exam will be discussed, including ideas for expanding it. Since 2008, more than 5,000 people have registered to become CPH. Evidence of the public health community’s embracing the CPH credential will be provided. Implications for the future of voluntary certification and strengthening public health infrastructure through workforce development will be discussed. Audience questions are welcomed.
Session Objectives: 1. Provide examples of institutionalization of the CPH process in the field of public health 2. List the components of recertification for CPH professionals 3. Identify the incorporation of the NBPHE as a sentinel event in the professionalization of public health.
Molly Eggleston, MPH, CPH, MCHES
Molly Eggleston, MPH, CPH, MCHES

Becoming CPH: Why, Where, When and How
Molly Eggleston, MPH, CPH, MCHES
Life-long Learning and the CPH
Allison Foster, MBA, CAE
Uptake and Benefits of CPH
Garland L. Brinkley, CPH, MPH, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Education Board
Endorsed by: Academic Public Health Caucus

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

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