Community Health Program Planning (EPH542b)
The Community Health Program Planning course provides opportunities for students to work with local organizations. First offered in 1968, many alumni who completed this course remember the experience as a formative part of their MPH training. Dozens of local organizations have benefited from these projects.
As the course is currently designed, students develop skills in planning and designing public health programs. Course content is based on an ecological framework, principles of public health ethics, and a philosophy of problem-based learning. Assignments are built around a practicum project designed and implemented on behalf of a local agency or organization. Some recent field reports are available below.
Community organizations interested in benefiting from such a project, and serving as preceptors to MPH students, are encouraged to contact Debbie Humphries for further information.
Field Action Reports 2012
Field Action Reports 2011
Field Action Reports 2010
Assessing HIV/AIDS Prevention Services in Three Connecticut Cities
Community Health Program Planning Team: A. Butts, W. Hubbard, R. Sam, A. Cook
Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition: S. Lang
Physical Activity and Early Education Weight Management in a Low-Income Setting: Program-Based Assessment
Community Health Program Planning Team: Emily F. Cole, Jaymie Potteiger, and Hongmei Zeng, Laena Orkin
Community Renewal Team: Krista Heybruck-Santiago, Ashley Debenian
An Evaluation of the Collaboration Potential of Diabetes Programs in New Haven, Connecticut
Community Health Program Planning Team: Debbie Chin, Amy Peng, Raj Prattipati, Plinio Silva, Laena Orkin
Yale-New Haven Hospital: Gary R. Smart
City Scape: Community Perspectives on Nutrition Social Marketing
Community Health Program Planning Team: Sharon Taylor & Tyra Pendergrass, (TA) Eliza Little
CitySeed Partner/Preceptors: Erin Wirpsa Eisenberg & Nicole Berube