Brooke Logan, New Haven Health Dept (NHHD), Health Program Director and Chi Ngo, YSPH MPH candidate and NHHD intern review the day’s schedule for the NHHD Community Outreach van which provides a venue for HIV and HEP C testing and syringe exchange services. It is also used to distribute bags of groceries, condoms, and HIV prevention education materials.
Public Health Practicum (EPH 500b) is offered to second-year students and advanced professional (AP) students in the spring semester. The course combines experiential learning and guided classroom discussion. Students select a field placement where they apply public health concepts and competencies learned in the classroom through a practice experience that is relevant to their interests and area of specialization. For further information contact Elaine O'Keefe.
Examples of recent projects and placements are:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Follow-up Evaluation of Bladder Cancer Rates in Residents of the Town of Stratford Relative to Exposure to Hazardous Waste from the Former Raymark Industries Superfund Site
City Harvest, New York City
Evaluation of nutrition education initiatives
Yale Emerging Infections Program
Analysis of data from EHS-Net Chicken Handling Study
Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital
Analysis of variations in medical practice regarding prescription of CT scans
Leeway Private AIDS Facility
Assessment of Current and Future HIV/AIDS Needs, Care, and Services at the State and Local Levels
New Haven Health Department
Determine whether a health disparity exists among residents diagnosed with gonorrhea based on demographic characteristics of race, age, sexual orientation, IV drug abuse, residence and socio-economic status