public health professional education


Summary: Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.

Top Publications

  1. Bailey S. Training the public health practitioner. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2003;9:87-8 pubmed
  2. Petrakova A, Sadana R. Problems and progress in public health education. Bull World Health Organ. 2007;85:963-5; discussion 966-70 pubmed
  3. Quinn T. The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health: transcending borders for world health. Acad Med. 2008;83:134-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The author elaborates on these initiatives and discusses challenges experienced in establishing the center, as well as evaluation methods for determining the center's success. ..
  4. Tulchinsky T, Burazeri G. Curriculum development for schools of public health. Public Health Rev. 2002;30:119-30 pubmed
  5. Gilmore G, Schwan W, McLaughlin M. An assessment of emergency preparedness in western Wisconsin. WMJ. 2007;106:71-7 pubmed
    ..The highest awareness and knowledge levels occurred with physicians, nurses, and public health professionals. On-site coordination and communication systems were the weakest aspects of coordinated community response. ..
  6. Sheffer C, Green L, Ramiah K, Raczynski J. Recommendations from the ASPH/Legacy Scholarship, Training, and Education Program for Tobacco Use Prevention (STEP UP) strategy planning meeting Chicago, May 3, 2005. Public Health Rep. 2006;121:629-33 pubmed
  7. Sim F. Teaching Public Health Networks: connecting with Shaping the Future. J R Soc Promot Health. 2007;127:215-8 pubmed
  8. Covich J, Parker C, White V. The practice community meets the ivory tower: a health department/academic partnership to improve public health preparedness. Public Health Rep. 2005;120 Suppl 1:84-90 pubmed
  9. Kuzwayo P. The African nutrition leadership and Capacity Development Initiative. Forum Nutr. 2003;56:287-8 pubmed

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  1. Wakai K. The JICA Training Course, Community-Based Cancer Prevention for Asian Pacific Countries, 2004 (Epidemiological approach). Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2004;5:231-6 pubmed
  2. Blumenthal D, Rodney P. Graduate programs in public health: major contributions today; tomorrow we've got to get organized. Am J Prev Med. 2003;24:371-2 pubmed
  3. Hernandez J, Krueger T, Robertson S, Isaza N, Greiner E, Heard D, et al. Education of global veterinarians. Prev Vet Med. 2009;92:275-83 pubmed publisher
  4. ZACHIK A, Naylor M, Klaehn R. Child and adolescent psychiatry leadership in public mental health, child welfare, and developmental disabilities agencies. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2010;19:47-61; table of contents pubmed publisher
  5. Miner K, Richter D. Curricular innovation and the science of public health education: a call to action. Public Health Rep. 2008;123 Suppl 2:1-4 pubmed
  6. Pirani S, Reizes T. The Turning Point Social Marketing National Excellence Collaborative: integrating social marketing into routine public health practice. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005;11:131-8 pubmed
    ..The Collaborative has also made advances in incorporating and institutionalizing the practice of social marketing within public health in participating states. ..
  7. Sim F, Mackie P. All hands to the pump!. Public Health. 2008;122:333-4 pubmed publisher
  8. Globe G, Azen S, Valente T. Improving preventive health services training in chiropractic colleges: a pilot impact evaluation of the introduction of a model public health curriculum. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005;28:702-7 pubmed
    ..The impact of this reform in public health education may have been limited by its minimal focus on clinical preventive services and by a focus on didactic rather than a clinically relevant learning exposure. ..
  9. Roemer M. The need for professional doctors of public health. 1986. Public Health Rep. 2006;121 Suppl 1:277-84; discussion 276 pubmed
  10. Page B. [Impressions: the Rockefeller Foundation and early Czechoslovakia]. Dejiny Ved Tech. 2002;35:151-76 pubmed
  11. Schlaff A, Robbins A. Teaching health departments: meeting the challenge of public health education. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009;15:439-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Academic programs must partner with these agencies but must also continue to teach students about the intellectual framework of public health. ..
  12. Heading G, Fuller J, Lyle D, Madden D. Using problem-based learning in public health service based training. N S W Public Health Bull. 2007;18:8-13 pubmed
    ..PBL appears to be suitable in rural and non-rural public health training settings. ..
  13. Berridge V. Multidisciplinary public health: what sort of victory?. Public Health. 2007;121:404-8 pubmed
    ..Public health as an occupation has been preoccupied with its professional positioning. Will the wider multidisciplinary impetus of public health now be lost in a preoccupation with status? ..
  14. Shtarkshall R, Soskolne V, Bubis Feder P, Daoud N. The teaching of social sciences, health behavior, and health behavior change in public health. Public Health Rev. 2002;30:201-8 pubmed
  15. Stillman F, Wipfli H, Samet J. Reaching and educating the global tobacco control community: innovative approaches to tobacco control training. Public Health Rep. 2006;121:521-8 pubmed
    ..In each case, we draw on the experience of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in educating national and international audiences in tobacco control. ..
  16. Holland R, Hoysal N, Gilmore A, Acquilla S. Quality of training in public health in the UK: results of the first national training audit. Public Health. 2006;120:237-48 pubmed
    ..Nevertheless, repeating such an audit annually within deaneries could help to improve public health training throughout the UK. ..
  17. Cuboni G. Debate and dialogue, on the matter of education and training in public health. Pac Health Dialog. 2006;13:5-7 pubmed
  18. Tangcharoensathien V, Prakongsai P. Regional public health education: current situation and challenges. Bull World Health Organ. 2007;85:903-4 pubmed
  19. Laraia B, Dodds J, Benjamin S, Jones S, Carbone E. Can distance education prepare future public health nutritionists? A case study. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2008;40:34-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings indicate that DE strategies were suitable to deliver an MPH curriculum in nutrition. The majority of PPPN graduates experienced job advancement and demonstrated leadership development. ..
  20. Arnold L, Schneider D. Advising the newest faces of public health: a perspective on the undergraduate student. Am J Public Health. 2010;100:1374-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The perspective and comments presented here are largely based on the authors' nearly 30 years of combined experience in undergraduate public health education. ..
  21. Cianciara D. [Learning outcomes in public health education in Poland according to international settlements]. Przegl Epidemiol. 2009;63:325-32 pubmed
    ..An urgent need of change of educational standards for public health field of study was underlined. This is closely related to the need of national debate on public health functions. ..
  22. Ballard D. The comparative effectiveness and safety emerging methods symposium: a tribute to Harry A. Guess: father and consummate leader of pharmacoepidemiology. Med Care. 2007;45:S3-4 pubmed
  23. Vecerek V. Two differentiated programs of veterinary medical education at the university of veterinary and pharmaceutical sciences in the Czech Republic. J Vet Med Educ. 2006;33:197-205 pubmed
    ..One of the important end results of this structure is that it fulfills the growing and important mission of providing a critical number of veterinarians in food safety and all of its allied fields. ..
  24. Richter E, Berman T. Environmental and occupational medicine and injury prevention: education and impact, classroom and community. Public Health Rev. 2002;30:277-92 pubmed
    ..Implementing the above recommendations will strengthen academic investigation and impact. ..
  25. GARRISON E. The Diné Educational Philosophy (DEP) and its incorporation into the Associate of Science Degree Program in Public Health at Diné College. J Interprof Care. 2007;21 Suppl 2:64-78 pubmed
  26. Sielski J. What is the prescription for a healthier Michigan? Annual scientific meeting explores answers. Mich Med. 2004;103:16 pubmed
  27. Normand C. Student criteria, assessment, involvement in planning of MPH contents, and follow-up. Public Health Rev. 2002;30:109-16 pubmed
  28. Berry E, Fatunmbi B, Kaluski D. Teaching nutrition in an International Master of Public Health program. Public Health Rev. 2002;30:311-26 pubmed
    ..3. To suggest methods of intervention according to priorities. 4. To monitor the effects of such interventions. 5. To assess the scientific evidence underlying the connections between diet and disease. ..
  29. Glover E. ViewPoint: conversation with Elbert D. Glover. Interview by Molly T. Laflin and David R. Black. Am J Health Behav. 2003;27:657-69 pubmed
  30. Armenian H. Epidemiology: a problem-solving journey. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169:127-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Public health action, problem solving, and a sense of mission are what brings many students to epidemiology. A problem-solving, action-oriented epidemiology is consistent with that sense of mission. ..
  31. Hughes R. Definitions for public health nutrition: a developing consensus. Public Health Nutr. 2003;6:615-20 pubmed
    ..The limitations of using word-for-word definitions between and within countries may be overcome by explicit use of the consensus descriptors identified in this process. ..
  32. Silenas R, Akins R, Parrish A, Edwards J. Developing disaster preparedness competence: an experiential learning exercise for multiprofessional education. Teach Learn Med. 2008;20:62-8 pubmed publisher
  33. Don R. Infant and young child nutrition promotion strategies--the Malaysian experience. Forum Nutr. 2003;56:234-6 pubmed
  34. Dreisinger M, Leet T, Baker E, Gillespie K, Haas B, Brownson R. Improving the public health workforce: evaluation of a training course to enhance evidence-based decision making. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008;14:138-43 pubmed publisher
    ..These data suggest the importance of professional training opportunities in EBPH for public health practitioners. Future endeavors should focus on overcoming the barriers to the dissemination of EBPH. ..
  35. Bass S, Guttmacher S, Nezami E. Who will keep the public healthy? The case for undergraduate public health education: a review of three programs. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008;14:6-14 pubmed
  36. Samet J, Savitz D. Education in epidemiology: "The Times They Are a-Changin'". Epidemiology. 2008;19:345-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We offer suggestions for educational programs and professional organizations on approaching these ongoing challenges. ..
  37. Chaney B, Eddy J, Dorman S, Glessner L, Green B, Lara Alecio R. A primer on quality indicators of distance education. Health Promot Pract. 2009;10:222-31 pubmed
    ..The results of the study reveal common benchmarks and quality indicators that all parties deem important in designing, implementing, and evaluating distance education courses and programs. ..
  38. Fenwick S, Robertson L, Wilks C. Integrating the issues of global and veterinary public health into the veterinary education curriculum: an Australian perspective. Rev Sci Tech. 2009;28:709-18 pubmed
    ..Finally, conclusions are drawn on the implications of veterinary public health teaching in Australia and the preparation of Australian graduates for the global profession. ..
  39. Forsyth A, Stoff D. Key issues in mentoring in HIV prevention and mental health for new investigators from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. Am J Public Health. 2009;99 Suppl 1:S87-91 pubmed publisher
  40. Scharff D, Rabin B, Cook R, Wray R, Brownson R. Bridging research and practice through competency-based public health education. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008;14:131-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Graduate students will thus be effectively prepared to respond to the changing demands of the field of public health. ..
  41. Heller R, Chongsuvivatwong V, Hailegeorgios S, Dada J, Torun P, Madhok R, et al. Capacity-building for public health: Bull World Health Organ. 2007;85:930-4 pubmed
    ..Several partners have already agreed to be involved and exemplar course modules are being prepared. We call for volunteers to help take this initiative further. ..
  42. Brodsky A. Concepts and simple rules of thumb, the best tools for training responders. Health Phys. 2005;89:S16-8 pubmed
  43. Paschal A, Oler Manske J, Kroupa K, Snethen E. Using a community-based participatory research approach to improve the performance capacity of local health departments: the Kansas Immunization Technology Project. J Community Health. 2008;33:407-16 pubmed publisher
    ..Similar training should be considered for other public health programmatic areas. ..
  44. Rottman S, Shoaf K, Dorian A. Development of a training curriculum for public health preparedness. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005;Suppl:S128-31 pubmed
    ..This interactive approach aligns with the principles of adult learning, and training evaluations indicate that this method is an effective integration of process and content. ..
  45. Shield M, Wiesner P, Curran C, Stark G, Rauch S, Stergachis A, et al. The Northwest's Hot Topics in Preparedness forum: a novel distance-learning collaborative. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005;Suppl:S25-32 pubmed
    ..Web conferencing is a popular, convenient, and effective strategy for delivering training in the rapidly changing field of preparedness across a large geographic region. ..
  46. Markenson D, Reilly M, DiMaggio C. Public health department training of emergency medical technicians for bioterrorism and public health emergencies: results of a national assessment. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005;Suppl:S68-74 pubmed
    ..74, 95% CI = 2.68, 2.81). Local and state public health agencies should work with the emergency medical services systems to develop and deliver training with an all-hazards approach to disasters and other public health emergencies. ..
  47. Ackermann Liebrich U, Nocera S, Merten S. A solution for creating competent health-care specialists: the Swiss School of Public Health+. Bull World Health Organ. 2007;85:974-6 pubmed
  48. Love R. Access to healthy food in a low-income urban community: a service-learning experience. Public Health Rep. 2008;123:244-7 pubmed
  49. Minicucci L, Hanson K, Olson D, Hueston W. A flexible approach to training veterinarians in public health: an overview and early assessment of the DVM/MPH dual-degree program at the University of Minnesota. J Vet Med Educ. 2008;35:166-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Continued assessment of program graduates will allow for evaluation and adjustment of the program in the coming years. ..
  50. Powell S, Towers A, Milne P. The public health view on closing the gap between public health and primary care. Fam Pract. 2008;25 Suppl 1:i17-i19 pubmed publisher
  51. Foster T, Regan Smith M, Murray C, Dysinger W, Homa K, Johnson L, et al. Residency education, preventive medicine, and population health care improvement: the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine approach. Acad Med. 2008;83:390-8 pubmed publisher
  52. Kreitner S, Leet T, Baker E, Maylahn C, Brownson R. Assessing the competencies and training needs for public health professionals managing chronic disease prevention programs. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2003;9:284-90 pubmed
    ..The findings can be used to design future competency-based training programs to build the capacity for chronic disease programs in state and territorial health departments. ..
  53. Ikuta C, Holmstrom L, Carter S, Chandler S, Christian K, Miller Moore S, et al. Public health education in veterinary schools: a student perspective. J Vet Med Educ. 2006;33:155-8 pubmed