January 11, 2013
Welcome to our CEPH update:
The Self-Study has been sent to the CEPH!!
The PSMHS public health program is seeking
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). We know we are offering
students a great education in public health but
now is the time to prove that.
We’ve been updating our curriculum and many
other processes. We’ve also spent the last
months summarizing almost every aspect of our
program for the CEPH review in our “self-study”
(see pdf posted). 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. There are many changes since the
preliminary self-study was written and every
section is shorted and to the point.
We want to be the best that we can be and it is
easy to miss your own weaknesses. We want to
learn what you think about what we are doing and
the plans we’ve written in the self-study. It is
also a CEPH requirement to get input. Help us
meet that requirement by reading a section of
the report that you are interested in and giving
us some feedback. We’ll use that feedback to
improve our program.
There is still time to give input to the CEPH.
Please send directly to:
Kristen Force (site coordinator for PSMHS)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (202) 789-1050
In February, we will have a team from the CEPH
conduct a site visit. They will review our
program, meet with faculty, students and
administration and then write a report, with
accreditation recommendation) that will go to
the CEPH board. In March or April, the CEPH
board will decide whether to accredit our PSMHS
public health program.
Thank you so much for your input
E Anne Peterson, MD, MPH
PSMHS Public Health Program Director