Frontiers, one of the world's largest open-access publishers in the health field, just released a new eBook entitled Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States. Faculty from accredited schools and programs across the nation have contributed to the 20 chapters.
Dr. Cheryl Addy, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, and Dr. Daniel Gerber, associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, served as topic editors for the eBook, along with former SPH deans Dr. David Dyjack and Dr. Connie Evashwick.
The purpose of this compilation is to describe current curricular approaches to undergraduate education for public health, and to facilitate analysis and discussion of what makes quality education and builds a competent workforce.
The eBook addresses wide-ranging topics, including:
- The history of undergraduate public health education
- Recent development of accreditation criteria
- Description of specific programs
- Broader curriculum issues
- The evolving career opportunities in public health
Originally published as individual articles of a Frontiers Research Topic, the complete eBook is now available free of charge here.
Jones & Bartlett Learning is also offering printed copies as part of an information kit on undergraduate Public Health and the Essential Public Health series. To request this free information kit, visit www.essentialpublichealth.com and click “Request a Free Info Kit” at the top right.