Dear PHP Faculty, Current Students, Staff, Alumni and Friends,
Our Public Health Program (PHP) began offering a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a General Track emphasis in 2002. In 2007, the Public Health Program (PHP) added MPH tracks in Epidemiology and Environmental Health and a Doctoral program in Epidemiology, leading to a DrPH degree. In April 2013, the Council on Education for Public Health accredited the PHP. The US Department of Education recognizes the CEPH as an independent agency that accredits schools of public health and public health programs.
I am pleased to announce you that in March 2019 the CEPH Board of Councilors reaccredited the Public Health Program for a seven-year term! The CEPH reaccreditation is a result of your hard work and support. This is an exciting time for our program, and it is important to inform faculty, students, alumni, and community members about news, events, workforce development, and continuing education in the PHP. I hope that you will value this and future editions of this Newsletter.
Your support is invaluable in continuing the outstanding work of the PHP.
Vivian S Green PhD, MS, LND
Associate Dean of Public Health Program
Ponce Health Sciences University
The mission of Public Health Program at PHSU is to provide the highest quality education, research and population-based services. This will be accomplished through an innovative, dynamic, responsive public health curriculum while preparing ethical competent professional public health practitioners and researchers to be able to excel in promoting and protecting health in the community and in a diverse, globalized society.
The vision of Public Health Program commits and aspires to be a leader in preparing public health professionals, by excellence in academia and by building and expanding public health knowledge and competency, to improve the health of communities and populations locally and across the world.
I solemnly swear to do everything in my reach to safeguard human and environmental health, through prevention, protection, promotion, and educational efforts. I accept the responsibility to use my talents, training, and professional experience to infuse public trust in all my efforts in public health. It is my personal compromise to serve the community with integrity and pride.