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 (Framing Task Force), the latter of which is 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 its report. The project is now seeking feedback on these statements, and on plans for Phase 2 of the project from public health and higher education communities.
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 examines the roles community colleges should play. To that end, Phase 2 includes developing prototype curricula for community college programs that can fulfill workforce needs and provide career ladders for graduates. These prototypes will be widely vetted by the community college and public health communities. Click here for a full description of Phase 2 of the project.
Phase 1 Interim Report. (Print-Friendly Version)
Resources for Undergraduate Public Health Education
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
Vice President, Learning & Research
League for Innovation in the Community College