Community Colleges and Public Health Project

The Community Colleges and Public Health Project is led by the League for Innovation in the Community College, in collaboration with the Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health Task Force, convened by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

Phase 1: Foundational and Consensus Statements. In the first phase (November 2012–August 2013), an Expert Panel was convened to examine the needs, opportunities, and barriers that exist to development of education in public health as part of community colleges. The Panel created a set of Foundational and Consensus Statements that are included in the Community Colleges and Public Health Final Report.

Phase 2: Developing Prototype Curricula. Phase 2 of the project (September 2013–September 2014) was recommended by the Expert Panel. While the first phase examined roles community colleges could play in public health education, the second phase examined the roles community colleges should play. To that end, Phase 2 included developing prototype curricula for community college programs that can fulfill workforce needs and provide career ladders for graduates. These prototypes were vetted by the community college and public health communities. Click here for a full description of Phase 2 of the project.


Community Colleges and Public Health Final Report

Recommendations for Design, Approval, and Implementation of Public Health Programs in Community Colleges

Resources for Undergraduate Public Health Education

Press Releases

December 18, 2013. Project to Develop Prototype Curricular Models for Community College Programs in Public Health. Expert panel recommends further exploration of the community college role in education for public health


Cynthia Wilson
Vice President, Learning & Research
League for Innovation in the Community College