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1 Overview of the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Program USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium Public Health Leadership: The Key to a Healthier Nation June 20, 2011 Richard S. Kurz PhD Terry L Dwelle MD MPHTM FAAP CPH

2 Learning Objectives 1. Describe the Certified in Public Health (CPH) process 2. Explain the eligibility and the maintenance of certification requirements 3. Provide examples of institutionalization of the CPH process

3 Brief history of CPH process NBPHE is independent non-profit organization incorporated in 2005 includes representatives from a broad range of partner organizations Staff: Executive Director Molly Eggleston, MPH, CHES, CPH

4 NBPHE partner organizations

5 Purpose of the Certified in Public Health exam To ensure that students and graduates from schools and programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) have mastered the knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary public health practice

6 Academic eligibility criteria Alumni from CEPH- accredited school or program; completed all degree requirements by December 30, Student at CEPH- accredited school or a program who has completed or is concurrently enrolled in 21 credits on 12/30/11.

7 Exam Development NBPHE contracted with the National Board of Medical Examiners ® to develop the exam, including: Training of test item writers Editing and validation of items Test form development Administration of the exam through the Prometrics network Analysis of test results

8 Strong Psychometric Properties Items Deleted Mean item Difficulty (P value) Mean item discrimin- ation Reliability Coefficient KR

9 Why did I take the exam? Test my knowledge base Identify gaps Accountability

10 Why maintain the CPH credential Maintenance of Certification = 50 hours of Continuing Education / 2 years Re-assessment /10 years

11 Richard J. Cohen, PhD President, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) The PHMC, as a public health institute, supports the exam and maintenance fees of all eligible employees. Our CPH professionals demonstrate their leadership and provide essential and effective services to our community.

12 Bruce Dixon, MD, Director, Allegheny County Health Dept. In pursuit of our mission to assure quality public health services in an urban county, the Allegheny County Health Department will provide the initial registration fee for any employee to become Certified in Public Health. A well-trained and up-to-date workforce, such as CPH professionals, is essential to the effective delivery of public health services.

13 1 st Lt. Andrew B. Wallace, CPH, U.S. Air Force I am happy to say I am recently CPH certified! I enjoyed studying for the test and have encouraged many of my peers to sit for the exam.

14 Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH, Director, S. Fla’s Public Health Practice & Leadership Institutes The CPH provides evidence that we as public health professionals have attained a nationally recognized level of expertise to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. I believe that everyone eligible who is in the field should take the exam.

15 Got CPH? Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners at booth #308 in the exhibit hall Join the ranks of CPH professionals!

16 Overview of the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Program USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium Public Health Leadership: The Key to a Healthier Nation June 20, 2011 Richard S. Kurz PhD Terry L Dwelle MD MPHTM FAAP CPH

17 Learning Objectives Identify the benefits of the CPH examination Identify why the examination is needed now Describe the examination process and its outcomes Describe the spread of the examination among public health organizations

18 Benefits of CPH for the Field Advances the field by promoting education Increases our credibility with other professionals Responds to the call of public and private employers for a credential to certify currency in the field Provides a mechanism for and encourages continuing education and currency among public health professionals Puts graduates of all programs on an equal footing Helps to build a professional community Enhances marketability on individual and field levels Demonstrates competence and enhances portability

19 Why certify now? Evolution from public health solely being a supplementary degree for physicians and other health professionals Increase in geographical diversity of CEPH-accredited schools and programs Increase in number of graduates from CEPH- accredited institutions Heightened societal requirements for professional accountability Further development of core public health curriculum Greater responsiveness of academic public health to public health practice Marketing efforts and national attention to prevention

20 Computer based examination Proctored testing center (Prometric) 200 items; all single best answer, multiple- choice 4½ hour standard time form Overview of the CPH Examination

21 Examination Results Examination YearPass Rate % % % %

22 Examination Results Students performed well overall on the 2010 and 2011 exams, although with somewhat lower total scores than alumni. First-takers are typically better performers than repeaters. The difficulty of the examination is comparable across years.

23 What does the examination cover? Core & Cross-cutting domains 1. Biostatistics 2. Environmental Health Sciences 3. Epidemiology 4. Health Policy and Management 5. Social and Behavioral Sciences 6. Cross-cutting competencies

24 CPH Exam is graded pass/fail

25 When is the examination offered in my area? Any day 2/3 – 27/12 Use Prometric Book your choice with the Scheduling Permit Appointments on a first-come, first- served basis.

26 What study resources are available from NBPHE? 1. Sample tutorial sample questions 3. ASPH MPH competency set FREE

27 Evidence of Institutionalization of the CPH Process Allegheny County HD American Legacy Foundation American Public Health Association Army Nurse Corps Incentive Special Pay Association of State & Territorial Health Officials California State University, East Bay Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Clinical Connexion Denver Health Medical Center Richmond Behavioral Health Authority University Hospital at UNMDJ U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

28 Questions? Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners at booth #308 in the exhibit hall Join the ranks of CPH professionals!


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