Grant: $28,209 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Sep. 3, 2009
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Award Description: The mission of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Institute of Public Health (IPH) is to improve the health status of the poor and underserved through graduate training, research, and service. The IPH houses the MPH and DrPH degree programs with a focus on developing and producing culturally competent public health practitioners through graduate training, research and service. FAMU?s Public Health Program is fully and maximally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The purpose of this proposal is to continue to increase the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and develop a culturally competent public health workforce (in medically underserved areas) through the provision of fiscal support during student matriculation in the program. The Public Health Traineeship Program would continue to assist students in the designated shortage areas with fiscal support for tuition and fees for core didactic and public health practice courses. As a result of substantial growth, due to the mission and quality of the program, fiscal resources for the support of a predominantly underserved student body is sorely needed in the designated shortage areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, maternal and child health, and environmental health. Objectives: The primary objectives of this proposal involve four major areas: increased recruitment, increased retention, enhanced curriculum in severe shortage areas and public health genomics, global health and increased linkages and practice sites in medically underserved areas and community-based organizations. Public health traineeships have proved to be significant in enhancing the attraction of racial and ethnic minorities to the program and, in particular, would facilitate continuity of study and reduce the need for substantial outside employment of our student body. Methodology: The primary methods for meeting measurable objectives are: (1) to identify new recruitment sites; (2) to build and expand formal mentoring systems and tutorials involving second year MPH students, doctoral teaching assistants and faculty; (3) to enhance the curriculum by continuing to develop new courses in the specialized designated shortage areas and in public health genomics and global health; and (4) to continue to increase the number of public health linkages and practice sites in each of these areas. Evaluation: The project will be evaluated based on meeting the project objectives. Quarterly and annual progress reports, surveys, and professional development sessions will continue to serve as tools for assessment of progress.
Project Description: We are in the process of identifying two (2) Master of Public Health and two (2) Doctor of Public Health students for the 2009-2010 Public Health Traineeship Program. We anticipate making the four (4) new awards with the HHS Recovery Act funds by October 15, 2009.
Jobs Summary: Not applicable (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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