CEPH Accreditation for Schools and Programs of Public Health
JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners connect with real life experiences. These case studies explore core problems, stakeholders, steps taken, challenges, results, conclusions, and discussion questions for analysis that can be used to strengthen the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation criteria that form the foundation of public health degrees.
In this episode, the focus will be on accreditation for schools and programs of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). As noted on the organization’s site, its mission is to “assure quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners.”
Joining the show today are Laura Rasar King, CEPH Executive Director, and Nicole Williams, Communications Director & Senior Accreditation Specialist. Laura has over 15 years of experience in the public health field and has been an integral part of developing outcomes-based foundational criteria for MPH and DrPH programs. Nicole has been working with CEPH since 2010 where she has aided in the development of accreditation for standalone baccalaureate programs.
Music presented in this program comes from The Gentle Art of Squinting by Taylor Arnold and Jordan Wilson and includes the tracks “Hilltop Cloudwatch” and “Coming Home.” Listen to the complete album here. Cover art by Shawna Arnold.
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Camelia Singletary, MPH, received her master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina in 2015. Her research interests include exploring the implementation of school physical activity programs in combination with nutritional components. She is also interested in analyzing the adoption of physical activity and healthy eating skills from a social-cognitive perspective. As a public health communicator at JPHMP Direct, she hopes to create linkages between evidence-based research, public health coursework, and health certification competencies.