Consensus Conference Overview and Goals Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD, MPH Dean, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Chair, ASPH Global Health Committee Minneapolis, MN September 24-25, 2009
Agenda 8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and Consensus Conference Overview and Goals (Pierre Buekens,Tulane) 8:15 – 8:45 Global Health Overview (Julio Frenk, Harvard) 8:45 – 9:15 From Training to Practice (Co-presenters: Jan Hiland, CDC and Ward Cates, FHI) 9:15 – 9:45 MPH Competency Review (Steve Shortell, UC-Berkeley)
Project’s Leadership Group Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD, MPH, Chair (Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine) Peggy Bentley, PhD (UNC at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health) Donald Burke, MD (Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health) Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) John R. Finnegan, Jr., PhD (Minnesota School of Public Health) Antoine Flahault, MD, PhD (l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique) Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, MPH (Harvard School of Public Health) Mario Henry Rodriquez Lopez, DSc, MD (Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica) Stephen Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA (UC-Berkeley School of Public Health) Patricia W. Wahl, PhD (University of Washington School of Public Health)
Consensus Conference Planning Committee Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD, MPH, Chair (Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine) Kathy Cahill, MPH (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH (Family Health International) John R. Finnegan, Jr., PhD (Minnesota School of Public Health) Susan Higman, PhD (Global Health Council) Janice Hiland (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Sharon Huttly, BSc, MSc, MA (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) K. Srinath Reddy, MD (Public Health Foundation of India) Jacqueline Sherris, PhD (PATH) Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH (ASPH)
Consensus Conference Goals Participants to: • Guide development of core competencies and specify project planning tenets • Suggest strategies to reach targeted users for inclusion in the development, review, and dissemination of the model • Promote the project with partners and constituent groups and, likewise, share ideas and concerns from such with ASPH
What is ASPH? … the only national organization representing the deans, faculty and students of the 41 accredited schools of public health and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health.
Health care delivery system Community Assuring the Conditions for Population Health Governmental Public Health Infrastructure Employers and Business Academia The Media The Public Health System Source: Institute of Medicine. The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century. 2003 (p.30)
ASPH Aims in this Project • Respond to new perspectives regarding the field of global health • Promote that global health is public health • Clarify the role of academic public health within a systems approach to global health • Advance key principles of global health as part of a comprehensive strategy • Identify and specify core competencies for voluntary use by academic institutions
Target Audiences In the first phase, ASPH will develop competencies for masters-level students in global health programs for use by graduate academic institutions. In the second phase, ASPH will seek to globalize the existing MPH core and cross-cutting competencies and consider globalization of the general MPH curriculum.
Charge to Conference Participants • Discuss and identify critical educational domains for a core global health competency learning model • Discuss and specify key planning tenets and/or guidelines to guide the competency development process
Preliminary Planning Tenets • Aim for an inclusive and transparent competency development process • Reflect and build upon existing competency models • Communicate ongoing competency development efforts with global colleagues • Plan for the resulting competency model to be used as a benchmark for the field