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					        Partnerships for Preparedness:
Future Directions for Schools of Public Health and
         Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
             Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH
                   President and CEO
                     April 22-24, 2007
               Emory Conference Center Hotel
                       Atlanta, GA
ASPH Member Schools
 Combined faculty of over 7,500
 Educate nearly 20,000 students annually
        What Makes an
       Accredited SPH?
 CEPH accreditation
 Environment and   perspective
 Independence
 Size of faculty and resources
 Doctoral degrees
 Multidisciplinary
 Major research institutions
 Strong partnerships with community
New Accredited SPH
 by Decade & 2006
               Accredited SPH Growth
                     Since 2000

   University of Iowa, 2000
   Texas A&M University, 2001
   University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, 2001
   University of North Texas, 2002
   New York Medical College, 2003
   University of Arizona, 2003
   Drexel University, 2004
   University of Arkansas, 2004
   University of Kentucky, 2005
   Institute Nacional de Salud Publica, 2006
                  SPH in the Pipeline
Associate ASPH Members                 Developing SPH
•   Florida International University      Brown University
•   Louisiana State University            CUNY-Brooklyn
•   University of Connecticut             East Tennessee State University
                                          Georgia State University
•   University of Florida
                                          Georgia Southern University
•   University of Louisville
                                          SUNY-Buffalo
                                          University of Colorado
                                          University of Georgia
                                          University of Indiana-Indianapolis
                                          University of Maryland-Baltimore
                                          University of Maryland-College Park
                                          University of Memphis
                                          University of Nebraska
                                          University of Nevada at Las Vegas
                                          University of Nevada at Reno
                                          University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
                                          Canadian SPHs
    SPH Students & Faculty
         Students            Full-time Faculty

Mean        740           Mean       98
Median      605           Median     77
Range      35 - 2,646     Range      19 - 482

   Fall 2005 (n=36 SPH)       FY2005 (n=32 SPH)
       Degrees Offered
 Graduate Degrees   (e.g., MS, PhD)

 Professional Degrees   (e.g., MPH, MHA,
 DrPH)

           (e.g., DVM/MPH,
 Joint Degrees
 MD/MPH, MSW/MPH, MSN/MPH,
 JD/MPH)

 Undergraduate Degrees    (e.g., BA, BS)
                 Accredited SPH
                Research Revenue
                          2005

National Institutes of Health:
     $169,000 per SPH FTE faculty member
     $529 million annually total

Other federal agencies: $344   million +

Total research revenue: $1.47   billion +
The Public Health Workforce
   Governmental public health agencies
   Non-governmental public health
    organizations
   Healthcare delivery systems
   Academic and research institutions
   Private organizations
Selected ASPH Activities
   ASPH Workforce Taskforce

   Public Health Preparedness

   Development of MPH
    Competencies

   National Board of Public Health
    Examiners
    ASPH Workforce Taskforce
   Dean-lead Taskforce to analyze workforce trends
   Develop a publication aimed at graduates of SPH
         Workforce shortage
         Ethnic and gender workforce diversity
         Training Capacity Challenges of SPH
 Centers for Public Health Preparedness
                (CPHPs)
Building Workforce Response Capabilities in All-Hazards Preparedness
 Core MPH Competency Sets
Five Discipline-Specific        Seven Cross-Cutting
1. Biostatistics           1.   Communication
2. Environmental Health    2.   Diversity and Cultural
3. Epidemiology                 Proficiency
4. Health Policy and       3.   Leadership
   Management              4.   Professionalism and
5. Social and Behavioral        Ethics
   Sciences                5.   Program Planning and
                                Assessment
                           6.   Public Health Biology
                           7.   Systems Thinking
              National Board of
                Public Health
             Examiners (NBPHE)
 Incorporated in   September 2005
        members, 12 elected from APHA,
 20 board
 ASTHO, NACCHO, APTR, ASPH
 Voluntary exam on core curriculum
 expected to be offered in summer 2008
 http://www.nbphe.org
ASPH Veterinary-Related Activities
 Joint DVM-MPH degrees

 Centers for Public Health Preparedness:
  Veterinary Preparedness Training Resources
  Collaboration Group
    Materials available to train public health veterinarians to respond
     to issues such as anthrax, SARS, and pandemic influenza

 Research: increasingly important since 75% of all
  emerging diseases are zoonotic in nature

 Advocacy – The Veterinary Public Health
  Workforce Expansion Act
Next Steps
        Partnerships for Preparedness:
Future Directions for Schools of Public Health and
         Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
             Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH
                   President and CEO
                     April 22-24, 2007
               Emory Conference Center Hotel
                       Atlanta, GA