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1 Barney Turnock MD, MPH Suzet McKinney DrPH, MPH Live Webinar Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Session begins at 3 pm CDT

2 Today’s Agenda  Navigating Adobe Connect  About UIC School of Public Health  About Community Health Sciences  PHEP Certificate Program  Applications, Deadlines, and Costs  Q & A

3  Presentation slides will appear on your screen.  Adjust your audio volume to hear speakers.  Questions will be addressed at the end, but feel free to submit questions (via the chat pod) at any time during today’s presentation.  Entire webinar (including Q&A) is being recorded and will be available soon at our program website. ◦ We assume that all participants have already tested their connection to Adobe Connect at meeting_test.htm If you have not done this and are experiencing problems with seeing or hearing the webinar – please exit and test your setup, and then rejoin the session! meeting_test.htm

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5  Over 100 faculty and 300 staff members.  CEPH Accredited School of Public Health and Member of Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).  SPH is one of six health science schools in the leading public university in the Chicago area.  Recently ranked 16th by US News and World Report for its graduate public health programs.  Website  publichealth.uic.edu

6  Over 100 faculty and 300 staff members.  CEPH Accredited School of Public Health and Member of Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).  SPH is one of six health science schools in the leading public university in the Chicago area.  Recently ranked 16th by US News and World Report for its graduate public health programs.  Website  publichealth.uic.edu

7 publichealth.uic.edu/departments/communityhealthsciences/

8  Top Ten among Peer Departments in All Schools of Public Health in the Number of Applicants and Students!  Master’s and PhD Degree Programs  MPH is our Core Business!  Online and Face-to-Face Options for MPH  Online Certificate Programs in Community Public Health Practice ◦ 4 courses (12-14 credits), Professional Development and Pathway to MPH Degree  Basic Public Health Practice Certificate  Advanced Public Health Practice Certificate  Rockford Public Health Practice Certificate  Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Certificate

9  Program Purpose ◦ This certificate program is designed to increase the capacity of individual workers and governmental public health agencies in Illinois, and nationally, to prepare for and respond to all types of public health emergencies and disasters, whether naturally occurring or man-made.

10  Program Candidates ◦ Individuals working in or aspiring to positions in public health agencies that are engaged in preparing for and responding to a wide array of emergencies that have public health implications ◦ Public health workers with a baccalaureate degree who may not be able to seek or complete a master’s degree program.

11  Competency Framework ◦ Based on a 22-competency framework required by the federal Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) legislation and developed for CDC by a national panel of experts convened by the Association of Schools of Public Health in 2011  Students will learn: ◦ The philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities and results of modern public health practice ◦ Basic principles of public health emergency preparedness and response activities. ◦ Analytic skills and assessment tools used in public health emergency preparedness and response activities ◦ Management tools and methods for public health emergency preparedness and response

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13  4 online courses (14 credits; months) ◦ CHSC Public Health Concepts and Practice (3 credits; Fall, Spring, Summer) ◦ CHSC Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (3 credits; Fall, Spring) ◦ CHSC Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Assessment Methods (4 credits; Summer 2013, then Spring 2014 and every Spring) ◦ CHSC Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Management (4 credits: Fall 2013 and every Fall)  Courses can be transferred into MPH degree program after acceptance

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15 Step-by-Step Info Site & Link to Online Application URL to Step-by-Step Info and Additional Tips  oar/grad/apply_grad_certifi cate_supplemental.html oar/grad/apply_grad_certifi cate_supplemental.html  Scroll down to Step 3b to begin your application  Select: Public Health Emergency Preparedness Campus Certificate: PHEP certificate is a Campus Certificate (rather than an IBHE Certificate)!

16  Online application fee of $60  Official Bachelor’s degree transcripts  Personal Statement: 300 to 500 words describing your interest in the program, your professional background, work experience and long term career goals (in MS Word or PDF file)  Current CV/Resume (in MS word or PDF file)  TOEFL Score (required for international applicants or domestic applicants with a degree from a foreign university where English is not an official language)  After submitting your application, send an to to alert us that your application has been submitted

17  What Goes Where? ◦ Transcripts and TOEFL scores (if needed) – have these sent to UIC Office of Graduate Admissions AND to CHS ◦ Personal statement and CV – send as attachments to or mail to  Deadlines for Applications (and supporting docs) ◦ Nov 15 – for Spring 2013 ◦ Apr 15 – for Summer 2013 ◦ July 15 – for Fall 2013  UIC e-tuition rate is $762 per credit hour (includes all fees)

18 Transcripts (and TOEFL scores, if needed) Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions University of Illinois at Chicago, (MC 018) Box 7994 Chicago, Illinois Transcripts (and TOEFL scores, if needed) UIC School of Public Health Attn. Community Health Sciences Certificate Programs 603 W. Taylor Street, 6 th floor Chicago, IL Personal Statement and CV attachments to or mail to above

19  General Information and Application Process ◦ David Brand, Academic Coordinator, Community Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health:  Public Health Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program ◦ Suzet McKinney DrPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health and Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Preparedness, Chicago Department of Public Health: ◦ Vikki Wiebel, Coordinator, Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center, UIC School of Public Health:

20  Please submit your questions via the chat pod in Adobe Connect and we will do our best to answer them today or get back to you quickly if we can’t!  A link to a recording of today’s webinar will be available soon at the CHS and PHEP Certificate Program websites!  Thanks for joining us today!


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