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UNC Certificate Program in Core Public Health Concepts: Lessons Learned

Davis, Mary V. DrPH, MSPH; Plaisted Fernandez, Claudia DrPH, MS, RD, LDN; Porter, Janet PhD; McMullin, Katherine MPH

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Abstract

Objectives: Public health workers need to be trained in the core public health sciences. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health created a Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts to meet the training needs of public health workers, primarily those working in state or local public health agencies.

Methods: This article examines the demographic, educational, job classification, and workplace characteristics of certificate program applicants from the first 3 years of the program. In addition, this article assesses student performance and graduate satisfaction with the program

Results: Among the 273 applications reviewed, the majority were from females. They worked in a variety of job classifications: 19% were public health agency workers, 64% were public health system workers, and 17% worked in other occupations. Nearly all students received High Pass or Pass grades on courses. Initial data on graduate satisfaction with the program are positive.

Conclusions: Implications of the findings for training the public health workforce are discussed.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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