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ERIC Number: EJ886326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
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Fulcher, Roxanne; Honore, Peggy; Kirkwood, Brenda; Riegelman, Richard
Community College Journal, v80 n5 p44-46, 48-51 Apr-May 2010
Public health education is not just for graduate students anymore. The movement toward integrating public health into the education of undergraduates is rapidly evolving. Healthy People, a public-private consortium of more than 400 health-related organizations, has proposed an objective for 2020 that could dramatically increase public health education at the nation's community colleges. The Healthy People 2020 objective would aim to increase the number of two-year colleges that offer associate degrees or certificate programs in public health or related fields. The development of associate degrees and certificate programs in public health must address the needs of the public health workforce. This article discusses the significant role that community colleges will play in meeting the needs of the public health workforce and highlights the five principles upon which community colleges can structure and evaluate prototype programs intended to address the needs of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A