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Institute of Public Health

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Institute of Public Health

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Institute of Public Health

Your future starts here

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Institute of Public Health

Your future starts here

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Institute of Public Health

Your future starts here

ADDRESSING PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS THROUGH EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SERVICE

Greetings, and Welcome to the FAMU Institute of Public Health!

As Associate Dean and Director and Professor of the Institute of Public Health (IPH), it has and continues to be my pleasure to administratively serve the public health training needs of our students (learners)– future public health professionals! The IPH “A-Team” is a cadre, a family of faculty, staff, and students who, together, actualize our mission “to develop and produce culturally competent public health practitioners and leaders through graduate training, research, and service” and strive towards making a reality our vision of “Creating and Advancing Health Equity for All.”   This year, based on the heightened significance of public health in the College, Dean Johnnie L. Early, II, led the charge towards a College name change.  As a result of his efforts and University support, the name of the College is now the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health.

Our IPH offers both the Master of Public Health (MPH – traditional and online) and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree, and we have several notable distinctions as noted below:

  • First accredited public health degree program administratively housed in a college/school of pharmacy
  • First accredited (by the National Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)) public health program in North Florida.
  • First public health program to offer the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree in Florida
  • Conferred the first DrPH degree in the state of Florida
  • First Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to offer the full MPH degree online

As with many schools and programs, the Year 2020 has presented many challenges regarding the mode of instruction (virtual), due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our faculty and students have also been on the frontlines in providing educational materials to community groups and serving as contact tracers throughout Florida (deployed by the Florida Department of Health).  Our public health program was also involved in the development and implementation of the FAMU COVID-19 Community Testing Site serving the University and the community at large.  It is touted, by the State Department of Emergency Management, as the most productive walk up testing site in the State!

Last but not least, the Institute of Public Health is currently celebrating its silver anniversary!  Yes, we are celebrating 25 years of public health training, research, and service to the Community!

Thus, we continue to contribute to meeting the public health workforce needs and conducting evidence-based research in addressing health disparities that disproportionately impact the poor and underserved. Through training, research, and service, we are also actualizing the FAMU motto of “Excellence With Caring!”

 

Yours in Public Health,
Cynthia M. Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Public Health

Director and Professor, Institute of Public Health

IPH Re-accreditation Review

The Florida A&M University Public Health Program is scheduled for its re-accreditation review on April 6-7, 2020.  The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is accepting written comments until March 6, 2020. Please submit your written comments to: CEPH 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220 Silver Spring, MD  20910 Team Coordinator: nwilliams@ceph.org

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