College of Public Health Reaccreditation
The College of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Our current accreditation expires June 2014. As such, we are beginning a rigorous self-assessment process to systematically examine our instructional, research and service programs and activities. This self-study process is one part of our ongoing effort to continually improve our programs to meet the needs of our students, public health partners, and citizens of the State of Georgia.
The Council on Education for Public Health is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The goal of the Council is "to enhance health in human populations through organized community effort." The Council's focus is the improvement of health through the assurance of professional personnel who are able to identify, prevent and solve community health problems.
CEPH accreditation sets the benchmark by which all accredited schools of public health strive to “enhance health in human populations through organized community effort." Accreditation assures our constituents that we have rigorously and systematically planned and evaluated the quality and content of our instruction, research and service programs and activities and have met the high standards of our profession. Currently, there are only 50 schools in the world who have met these high standards.
Your input is needed!
A very important part of the self-assessment process is feedback from our students, partners and constituents. A college-wide reaccreditation committee has been formed to ensure all voices within the college are being heard. We need to hear from our community partners about all aspects of our mission – instruction, research and service. The best way you can provide input is through review and comment of our self-study document. We will post portions of the self-study document as they are developed by the committee. We want your feedback on any aspect of the criteria and how well we are meeting those criteria. Please forward your comments to Mumbi Okundaye (Mumbi@uga.edu) or call her directly (706-583-0059) and share your thoughts. All comments from individuals that wish to be kept confidential will be kept strictly confidential. Thank you in advance for your input!
Criterion 1: The School of Public Health
Criterion 2: Instructional Programs
Criterion 3: Creation, Application and Advancement of Knowledge
Criterion 4: Faculty, Staff and Students