Public health programs across the country see major changes to curriculum [Multimedia]

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USF COPH Dean Donna Petersen leads the national group propelling changes in how we prepare tomorrow’s public health workforce.

In a packed conference room in Washington, DC, Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH, stood before hundreds of public health educators and shared the news: the public health curriculum that was defined 100 years ago – and only tweaked since – was about to change significantly.

Dr. Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health, was presenting “Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health,” a national effort created for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) by dozens of experts across three years. The goal was two-pronged: to improve population health and to better prepare the public health workforce.


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