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ASPPH Publishes Results of Governmental Public Health Student Practicum Survey in Public Health Reports

The results of the 2014 ASPPH Survey on Governmental Public Health Student Practicums appear in the January/February issue of Public Health Reports. The survey measured the collective work and geographic reach of students from ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health who are working in governmental public health agencies in the context of the practice experience, or practicum. With 76 ASPPH members participating, ASPPH found that student practicums are being conducted in governmental public health in all 50 U.S. states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia. Additionally, the survey identified facilitators and barriers to governmental public health practicum placements while recognizing the important contributions that ASPPH members’ students are making via the practicum.

This work, co-authored by Ms. Emily M. Burke, program manager of data analytics, and Ms. Dorothy A. Biberman, manager of global health programs, and funded in part by a CDC Cooperative Agreement, was presented at the 2015 Annual Meetings of ASPPH, APHA, and NACCHO. Access the results. For more information, please contact Ms. Burke at eburke@aspph.org.