built in. States have the obligation in either case to monitor local use of state funds.

Education for Public Health
  • Schools of public health should establish firm practice links with state and/or local public health agencies so that significantly more faculty members may undertake professional responsibilities in these agencies, conduct research there, and train students in such practice situations. Recruitment of faculty and admission of students should give appropriate weight to prior public health experience as well as to academic qualifications.

  • Schools of public health should fulfill their potential role as significant resources to government at all levels in the development of public health policy.

  • Schools of public health should provide students an opportunity to learn the entire scope of public health practice, including environmental, educational, and personal health approaches to the solution of public health problems; the basic epidemiological and biostatistical techniques for analysis of those problems; and the political and management skills needed for leadership in public health.

  • Research in schools of public health should range from basic research in fields related to public health, through applied research and development, to program evaluation and implementation research.

  • Schools of public health should take maximum advantage of training resources in their universities, for example, faculty and courses in schools of business administration, and departments of physical, biological, and social sciences.

  • Schools of public health should extend their expertise to advise and assist with the health content of the educational programs of other schools and departments of the university.

  • Schools of public health should undertake an expanded program of short courses to help upgrade the competence of these personnel. In addition, short course offering should provide opportunities for previously trained public health professionals, especially health officers, to keep up with advances in knowledge and practice.

  • Schools of public health should encourage and assist other institutions to prepare appropriate, qualified public health personnel for positions in the field. When educational institutions other than schools of public health undertake to train personnel for work in the field, careful attention to the scope and capacity of the educational program is essential.

  • Schools of public health should strengthen their response to the needs for qualified personnel for important, but often neglected aspects of public health such as the health of minority groups and international health.

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