Lucy M. Slater, MPH
Director, Global Program
National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
Success of public health programs depends on the consent of the populations identified for interventions, and most programs often gain this legitimacy as services of a democratically elected government. In instances where donors bring public health programs to foreign settings, public health leaders must proactively build partnerships with indigenous government and community members to legitimize their efforts. This course will help students develop important skills for working with indigenous partners at both the macro and micro level. Students will explore methods for building partnerships with local public health leaders and communities, and move on to considering recruitment, retention, and management of local staff in international settings. Instruction will include direct lecture, discussion, planning and role-playing exercises for students and writing and speaking assignments that ensure students are synthesizing the information.
This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7200-106 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.
For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Gain enhanced understanding of cross-cultural communication and how to develop relationships with local partners
- Learn and apply useful communications tactics
- Learn and apply methods to managing public health programs in international settings
- Identify multiple approaches to community engagement and decide which approaches to apply in different settings
Registration & Cancellation
The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.
The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.
All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Contact & Questions
Meghan Taylor: 612-626-8434 | firstname.lastname@example.org