Online Program

Preparation Process for CEPH Re-accreditation

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Gary Gilmore, MPH, PhD, MCHES, Graduate Community Health/Public Health Programs, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
A review of the preparation process undertaken by a smaller-sized MPH program (CEPH-accredited since 1992) will be presented. The interface of the MPH program with the CEPH-accredited BS-CHE program (accredited since 2007) will be included. Emphasis will be placed on (1) advance planning arrangements, (2) the value of competency-based alignments, (3) essential data sources, (4) benefits from having a public health community advisory committee and involvement with a Public Health Education and Training Center, (5) the involvement of writing teams in self-study development, and (6) overall insights from two-decades of accreditation involvement. Realistic examples will be provided throughout the presentation.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify the benefits of developing and incorporating a competency-based curriculum for CEPH-accredited BS-CHE and MPH programs. Assess the benefits of using an inclusion-based model for CEPH re-accreditation preparation, implementation, and follow-up procedures. Compare the value of presented recommendations and examples with current re-accreditation procedures used for their own programs.

Keyword(s): Evaluation, Public Health Curricula

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the founding director of the Master of Public Health program (instituted in 1991) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and have been a faculty member since 1974. I’ve been centrally involved in the development/operation of the MPH, MS-CHE, and BS-CHE programs since that time. I’ve served as the chairperson of the national Competencies Update Project, 1998-2006, when national research was conducted to determine the role/responsibilities of health educators in the United States.
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.