CEPH & ASPPH

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)


CEPH was established in 1974 by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and ASPH, the predecessor of ASPPH. Its purpose is to improve the quality of public health education, promote the cooperation between public health schools and communities, and implement the social function of public health. Although the committee is a non-profit non-governmental organization, its board members are mostly professors from famous universities in the United States and professionals in the public health industry. Officially recognized by the US Department of Education it has considerable credibility and binding force in the certification of public health education.

 

CEPH Accreditation is one of the most important tasks of CEPH. It boosts public health schools and programs applying for accreditation to improve and ensure the quality of public health education through the evaluation process. This is also an important part of the reform of public health education. The accreditation has three categories: 1. Evaluation of the Schools of Public Health; 2. Evaluation of the Master of Public Health Program; 3. Evaluation of Undergraduate Program in Public Health. The first category, Evaluation of the Schools of Public Health, has the most stringent evaluation standards and the most prudent process. Only less than 70 schools of public health have passed the evaluation in the past 40 years, including Harvard University, Columbia University, John Hopkins University, University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and other famous public health schools in the U.S.

 

National Taiwan University College of Public Health officially passed the CEPH evaluation in June 2017 and obtained the accreditation of bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees at the same time. NTUCPH is the third CEPH-accredited public health school outside the U.S., (other two is the University of Alberta and Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica), and is also the first and the only public health school that has passed the evaluation in Asia.

 

National Taiwan University College of Public Health Evaluation Report (Self-Study Report)

CEPH evaluation committee report

 

 

 

 

Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

 

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), formerly known as The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), was established in 1953 by 50 schools of public health in the United States. With the evolution of the times, society, and educational patterns, ASPH was reorganized into ASPPH in August 2013 and gradually incorporated public health education institutions outside the United States. Currently, with 35 full-time administrative staff, the number of members (colleges and programs) has exceeded 100. ASPPH believes that "the health of an individual depends on the health of the world in which he lives." Therefore, ASPPH is committed to improving the quality of public health in society as a whole in terms of education, research, service, and policy, and continuing to pay attention to important public health issues. Its main goals include:

 

l  Improve the quality of public health education, research, and services, thereby enhancing the public health quality of society.

l  Assist public health schools in developing partnerships with government units, private enterprises, community agencies, and professional organizations, etc.

l  Collect and analyze data to identify public health education trends.

l  Promote exchanges and cooperation among public health schools and programs.

l  Encourage students to study public health and consider public health as the careers.

l  Provide practice-based training opportunities for public health students.

 

After passing the CEPH evaluation, the NTUCPH has automatically become a member of ASPPH. Allison Foster, the deputy CEO of ASPPH, visited the College with other ASPPH staffs in August 2017 and attended the tea party and press conference.

 

ASPPH official website: https://www.aspph.org/

CEPH official website: https://ceph.org/

 

 

 

We would like to thank CTBC Charity Foundation for its sponsorship for the College to apply for CEPH accreditation and join ASPPH.

 

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