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Opportunity for Faculty to Develop Commissioned Paper on Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announces an opportunity for faculty of ASPPH member schools and programs of public health to develop a commissioned paper on Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Education for the Future. PHAB, working in partnership with CDC, is interested in learning more about how formal public health education might address the educational needs of the DIS workforce in the future. To that end, PHAB is seeking the expertise of public health faculty/academicians to prepare a commissioned paper on the potential for formal education in public health to meet these needs. The paper, which will be due to PHAB by June 25, will consider the current curricula in both undergraduate and graduate public health education, and the DIS Job Task Analysis results to address the alignment of these program curricula with the DIS Job Task Analysis as well as potential options for access to these programs across the nation. The budget for this paper is $25,000.

View more information on PHAB’s efforts to determine the best model for Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) certification as well as those activities that are foundational for any DIS certification program, and additional information about the Call for Commissioned Paper.

Interested faculty can contact Dr. Kaye Bender, president/CEO at PHAB, by email kbender@phaboard.org or phone 703-778-4549, ext. 103, to discuss their potential interest in performing this work and to obtain additional information that can be used in the development of the paper.