Online Program

Need Help Around Your Office? Linking MPH Students with Local Health Departments

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Lora Wier, AD, Montana Public Health Association, Choteau, MT

The Montana Public Health Association (MPHA) created an interactive webpage on their website, promoting opportunities for public health students to work with local health departments (LHD) to complete their practicums.  On this website LHDs could list their accreditation needs, and students could review and contact LHDs that have a practicum opportunity of interest.  LDHs will benefit from student assistance in completing accreditation requirements, while also meeting Measure 8.1.1.  The students would have the benefit of easily finding unique practicum sites across Montana that provides a true public health experience.  The stipend scholarship would allow LHDs funding to provide a stipend for the graduate student thereby enticing students to select LHDs as their practicum site.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe how MPH students can assist Montana Health Departments in there accreditation efforts.

Keyword(s): Accreditation, Quality Improvement

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the lead in developing the practicum application and scholarship application for the APHA accreditation grant. I worked with multiple agencies to determine application content and an evaluation process. MPHA collaborated with the University of Montana and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services on this project.
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.