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NOTE: Opportunity to Provide Comments related to UAA MPH program Accreditation

The UAA MPH Program is in the process of accreditation review with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and has a site visit scheduled for September 11-12, 2014.  As part of this re-accreditation review, CEPH is accepting written comments up to 30 days before the scheduled site visit.  This request for third party comments provided our stakeholders with an opportunity to submit feedback to CEPH on the program and its procedures and policies.  Your comments are welcome!

Comments may be sent directly to CEPH attention Mollie Mulvanity at the contact information below:

Mollie Mulvanity, MPH
Deputy Director
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:  (202) 789-1050
Fax:  (202) 789-1895

Webinar: Pursuing a Career in Health Disparities Research: A Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Approach
Please join us for a one hour webinar to learn more about pursuing a career in healthdisparities research
June 10, 2014 (3-4 pm PDT)
To register, contact Heidi Harbach at
For more information, download a flyer (pdf)

2014 Summer Camps for Teens & Adults
Get ready for a fun and educational experience at Alaska's Only Tribal College!
To learn about the variety of camps available, download a flyer (pdf)
907.852.1772 or 1.800.478.7337 ext. 1772

4th Alaska Native Health Research Conference
4th Alaska Native Health Research Conference
March 27-28, 2014
Hotel Captain Cook
Anchorage, AK
For more information, visit the ATHS web site.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Health Sciences and the Alaska Tribal Health System.

The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

UAA Fine Arts Bldg
Recital Hall, Room 150
September 17, 2013
6:30 to 9:00 pm
Panel discussion to follow 

Download a flyer (pdf).

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ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

A copy of this film may be checked out from the department for educational purposes. For more information, please contact Katie Frost ( The film can also be downloaded from iTunes for 99 cents until September 30, 2013

Free on-line, self-paced course available!

Public Health Training: Measuring Health Disparities

This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice: how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of health disparity to come to some common understanding of what that term means, explains key measures of health disparity and shows how to calculate them.

Credit Certificate of Completion; Nursing contact hours and CHES availableInstructors: John W. Lynch, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Ed. Sam Harper, Ph.D.

For more information, visit the University of Michigan Public Health Training web page.