142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Standing on the Shoulders of Others: A Field Placement Program Built on the Foundation of Mentorship, Professionalism and Community

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Laura M. Lloyd, MPH, MCHES , Emory Public Health Training Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Tara R. Redd, MEd, MCHES , Emory Public Health Training Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Melissa Alperin, MPH, MCHES , Emory Public Health Training Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Kathleen R. Miner, PhD, MPH, MEd, MCHES , Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
One goal of the Emory Public Health Training Center (EPHTC) is to provide public health students with practice experiences in public health agencies so that they build essential public health competencies and learn the value of working with underserved areas/populations.  In line with the mission of the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) in which it is located, the EPHTC also seeks to provide support for the practice community and to develop a learning community that fosters future leaders and mentors.  For example, it is expected that field placement students will be mentored by practitioners, that some of these students will find employment in these same agencies after graduation, and that they will then become mentors for future field placement students; thus, creating a self-perpetuating learning community.  Different from other RSPH student placements, the EPHTC field placement program (recognized by the ASPPH and HRSA as a 2012 National Best Practice), includes a structure built on a foundation of mentorship, professionalism and community.  Placements must be in agencies serving an underserved Georgia population/community, be public health practice-oriented, be competency-based and be based on a mutually agreed upon work-plan. Field placement students are required to submit products at the end of their experience, including a professional poster.  This presentation will provide an overview of the EPHTC’s field placement program, including its structure and underpinnings, provide case studies illustrating the learning community created as a result of the program and share lessons learned and resources for others developing similar programs.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Identify key components of the Emory Public Health Training Centerís Field Placement Program. Describe how the programís structure supports the mentor-mentee relationship and the studentís professional development. Identify lessons learned for adaption in other field placement programs.

Keyword(s): Workforce Development, Public Health Curricula & Competencies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Laura M. Lloyd is the Director of Training and Workforce Development for the Emory Public Health Training Center (EPHTC). In her role with the EPHTC, Ms. Lloyd oversees the Center's training activities and the field placement program. Ms. Lloyd has over 25 years in management positions in the fields of continuing professional education, program planning, training, health education and public health in the university, non-profit organization and membership association settings.
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.