Public Health Practice & Program Management
In the wake of recent man-made and natural disasters, the US is placing a high priority on building up the nation's public health workforce. Since 2002, Federal funding has increased for public health preparedness, including scholarship and loan repayment programs, workforce development grants, and funding for bioterrorism preparedness. What does this mean for you? It means that with a degree in public health, you’ll be in high demand – and on a career path filled with advancement opportunities.
This particular public health field is designed to prepare experienced clinicians (i.e., in medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, etc.) to assume leadership roles as members of multidisciplinary health care teams.
A degree in public health practice & program management incorporates features of a number of other public health disciplines, including maternal and child health, aging, mental health, and environmental health, among others.
With a degree in this area, you will be prepared to develop, implement, and evaluate effective public health initiatives. You also will be able to create and analyze programs in the context of the communities they serve, taking into account cultural, social, economic, ethical, and legal factors.
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Delivered online, MPH@GW features live, face-to-face classes with GW faculty and classmates. Classes are supplemented by self-paced coursework that can be accessed 24/7 anywhere you have an Internet connection. You will also participate in a customized field experience that serves your career interests and professional development. Learn more about George Washington University ...
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Programs in public health practice and program management are highly interdisciplinary. Since they cater to established professionals, part-time and/or distance learning programs in this field are not uncommon. The curriculum covers a wide range of areas, including public health practice; epidemiology; program analysis; and data-based inference. Search for schools that provide training for this career.
A complete list of accredited programs can be found on the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) website.
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Last updated: May 7, 2013
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