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Public health practitioner incubation plight: following the money trail.
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PMID:  8919960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Schools of public health have a proud history of educating personnel for leadership roles in the field of practice. Such personnel have played key roles in developing public health. Over the years, however, the missions of the schools of public health have become blurred. To a significant degree, a focus on health care has displaced public health as schools have followed the money trail. Often research takes precedence over teaching, so that, ironically, research findings are not disseminated to those who will practice public health. Educating personnel for practitioner leadership roles in environmental health and protection is inadequate. These and other trends have serious, long-term ramifications for public health practice. This article offers suggestions for improving the situation, including making use of practitioners in schools of public health, encouraging partnerships between practitioners and academics for research and funding support, developing paid student practica, developing a market for MPH graduates, and changing the accreditation requirements of the Council on Education for Public Health.
L J Gordon; D R McFarlane
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health policy     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0197-5897     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Policy     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-14     Completed Date:  1997-01-14     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006508     Medline TA:  J Public Health Policy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Public Administration, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Organizational Innovation
Organizational Objectives
Public Health / education*
Schools, Public Health / organization & administration*
United States

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