Online Program

Reaccreditation of an mph program

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Edward Mamary, DrPH MS, Health Science Department/MPH Program, San José State University, San José, CA
San José State University's MPH program, with a specialization in community health education, has been continuously accredited since 1974. We offer an MPH program in campus and distance formats. Strategies for including key stakeholders in CEPH accreditation planning will be discussed, including the process of using work groups for improving admissions, curricular alignment between campus and distance formats of our MPH program, alumni relations, and professional development. An overview will be presented on how we involved health practitioners in the planning of our comprehensive exam that assesses students' ability to apply knowledge and skills in a situation that parallels a professional practice experience. Strategies for enhancing the professional development of students will also be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Assess the benefits of including a focused work group model in the planning process for CEPH accreditation. Identify an innovative, practitioner oriented strategy for developing a comprehensive exam. Discuss an innovative strategy for integrating professional development opportunities for students.

Keyword(s): Planning, Public Health Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the director of a CEPH accredited MPH program for the last 12 years. I have conducted community-based needs assessments and evaluations in both rural and urban areas throughout California. On a regular basis I conduct primary care effectiveness reviews for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Public Health Service, HIV/AIDS Bureau.
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.