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ASPPH Presents: Delta Omega 2019 Innovative Curriculum Award Webinars

Join ASPPH as we spotlight the winners of the Delta Omega 2019 Innovative Curriculum Award in two upcoming webinars.  Learn how these awardees bridge the gap between public health academia and practice and stimulate the evolution of innovative graduate public health courses that are responsive to the educational needs of the public health work force.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:00- 4:00 PM EST, this year’s winner, Dr. Lorraine Dean, Alpha chapter – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, will present Power, Privilege, and Public Health. This talk will share about the development and implementation of the course Methods for Assessing Power, Privilege, and Public Health.  We will review how the course was developed, and resources for teaching about power and privilege. Register here.

The runner up and honorable mention awardees will present their curriculum on Thursday, March 12, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDTRegister here.

Dr. Cara Pennel, Delta Nu chapter – University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Public Health Program, will present Topics in Public Health. Topics in Public Health is designed to provide public health and medical students with exposure to basic public health concepts and introduce students to community-based public health practice. The class employs a mixed-modality format that includes lectures, guest speakers, site visits, book club, discussions, community-driven group projects, and community- and classroom-based applied activities. Students gain a better understanding of underserved populations, health and non-health needs that affect health outcomes, and community-based resources that align with public health and medical education, training, and practice.

Dr. Itza Mendoza-Sanchez, Alpha Tau chapter – Texas A&M University School of Public Health, will present, Public Health Education Integrated to the Core. How do we teach first year MPH students key interdisciplinary approaches for acquiring and applying knowledge and lay the foundation for sustaining collaborative practices required in public health? To achieve this transformational teaching objective, the Texas A&M University School of Public Health has integrated its Core Curriculum, creating four sequential case-based courses taught by interdisciplinary faculty teams. Here, we will present the design, implementation and plans for sustainability of the integrated Core Curriculum.

Dr. Alyssa Lederer, Eta chapter– Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine will discuss SPHL 6080: Design Strategies for Public Health Programs.  SPHL 6080: Design Strategies for Public Health Programs is a new required course for all MPH students at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine that fulfills many of the recently established CEPH MPH foundational competencies. Based on sound teaching and learning principles, SPHL 6080 takes students through the program planning lifecycle using diverse active learning strategies while they also collaboratively design their own public health programs in teams. This presentation will describe the development and implementation of SPHL 6080, key assignments, and the strengths and challenges of the course based on the instructional team’s experience thus far.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Delta Omega, the public health honorary society, created the annual Innovative Curriculum Award more than 10 years ago in order to applaud the important role public health graduate education plays in the development and maintenance of a strong, active, and well-prepared public health profession. Faculty from schools and programs with active chapters may apply for this award, as long as the respective chapter approves of their submission.

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