Welcome to our CEPH update:
2011-2012: Updates to program, intense
analysis of the program &
“self- study” write were done.
4th 2013: The Self-Study has been sent to
4-5 2013: CEPH team conducted site visit at
March 2013:PSMHS Public Health Program
received site report
2013: Comments, corrections and updates were
sent to CEPH
June 6-8: CEPH board meeting reviews the
PSMHS PHP application for accreditation.
April 29, 2014: PHP submitted 1 year
progress report on 6 areas of CEPH concern
June 12-14: CEPH board determined compliance
with 6 points in interim report. Next
self-study review will be July 2018
the PSMHS public health program sought
accreditation from the Council on Education for
Public health, the CEPH. This body reviews
schools and programs on the quality of the
activities in academia, research and service.
(See http://ceph.org). Accreditation by CEPH is
not easy to obtain and is an objective standard
of public health program quality. We know we are
offering students a great education in public
health but CEPH review is the proof.
We’ve been updating our curriculum and many
other processes. We’ve also spent the last
several years summarizing almost every aspect of
our program, updating policies and improving
processes as part of the CEPH review. This work
is summarized in our 2013 “self-study” (see pdf
posted) and in our one year report in the spring
of 2014. The self-study talks about the changes
we’ve made in the last few years, our students,
faculty, our curriculum, research, service and
how we are trying to measure ourselves on
specific indicators in all of these areas.
We want to be the best that we can be and it is
easy to miss your own weaknesses. We sought
written feedback from students, alumni and the
health community; listened and revised. We did
it. We are fully accredited with the next
self-study due for review in July of 2018!
promise is that we will continue to listen and
to improve our programs, services and public
health research. Stay in touch and tell us how
we can continually improve.
Thank you so much for partnering with us.
E Anne Peterson, MD, MPH
PSMHS Public Health Program Director