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AHD Webinar: Innovating a Teaching Health Department

Academic health department (AHD) partnerships – formal partnerships between academic institutions and health departments – have the potential to enhance the capacity of the organizations involved and offer a variety of benefits.

Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice and the Public Health Foundation for a webinar on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 2-3pm EDT to explore how the Boone County Health Department (BCHD) in Illinois is innovating a teaching health department to expand its capacity and meet the challenge of growing needs. At BCHD, academic partnerships fill accreditation requirements while overcoming barriers imposed by funding, providing real-world understanding of public health for the next generation of leaders. Student outreach projects overseen by the health department also provide new skills, new perspectives, and needed advocates for public health’s changing role. AHD Learning Community member Ms. Amanda Mehl, Public Health Administrator for BCHD, and Ms. Emily Morales Reyes, current Intern and Project Coordinator for the Boone County Healthy Work Initiative, will join the webinar to share this success story of an AHD partnership in action.

This webinar is free and open to all, and time will be available for questions and discussion. Please visit the webinar webpage for more information or to register and contact Ms. Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org with any questions.