Connecting to advance undergraduate public health and global health education

Discover resources and upcoming events. Explore Network membership through an interactive map. Interface with valuable undergraduate data using the newly designed Network dashboard. Connect to other Network members.

The Network provides opportunities to work together and learn from each other with the goal of advancing undergraduate education in public health and global health.

About

In November 2015, ASPPH launched the Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network (the Network) to engage leaders at institutions with undergraduate majors in areas of study that focus on the science and practice of public health, global health, global public health, as well as those with undergraduate majors related to these fields, in dialogue and discussion to identify important issues and to work collaboratively to advance education in public health. The Network includes members who offer, or are currently developing, an undergraduate degree in public health, global health or majors related to these fields. The Network is guided by an Advisory Group, under the leadership of Dean Donna Petersen (South Florida).

Advocacy

ASPPH supports and advocates for federal legislation that is important to schools and programs of public health and global health. Toward that end, ASPPH meets with Congressional leaders and the leadership of federal agencies to make public health research and education and practice a top priority. ASPPH provides its members with regular updates on legislative advocacy, focusing on the topics most relevant to members.

Completion Reports

The dashboard allows Network members to export a Completion Report showing the number of undergraduate degrees awarded for their public health, global health, and related major(s). The report features counts of degree completions (graduates) for the past five years as reported by the parent institution to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. The Classification for Instructional Programs (CIP) codes shown in the report correspond to the public health, global health, and related major(s) of Network members. The report can be used to track trends and inform decision-makers at your institution.

Data Dashboard

Using data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the dashboard allows Network members to easily view and manipulate data through data visualizations and tables. With peer-selection tools and multiple data filters, users are able to interact with data in order to support programmatic planning and decision-making.

Resources

ASPPH provides resources for faculty and administrators of undergraduate education in public health, global health, global public health and those with undergraduate majors related to those fields to help drive innovation and promote excellence. These resources include competency sets, critical elements for an undergraduate major, a centralized public health and global health jobs site, along with other articles, information and tools relevant to our members. As a starting point, and for historical context, members may benefit from the overview provided in the December 2016 edition of the Undergraduate Network News: Framing the Future in Baccalaureate Public Health.

*The Global Health Competency Model is geared to master’s-level students and included here for consideration/adaptation for baccalaureate students.

Faculty Resources

Framing the Future

Undergraduate Learning Outcomes Model

*Global Health Competency Model

Undergraduate Baccalaureate Critical Component Elements Report

Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992-2012

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Public Health Preparedness and Response Model

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Tier 1)

Related Articles

Developing an Educated Citizenry: Undergraduate Public Health Learning Outcomes Project, Public Health Reports, September 2013 10 Things to Know When Starting an Undergraduate Public Health Program Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992-2012, Public Health Reports, January 2015