CPH Offers Practicing Professionals Opportunity to Earn Educational Credits
This spring, the College of Public Health introduces two exciting new online educational classes eligible for continuing education units, or CEUs—making it easier for professionals already practicing in public health and medical fields to continue to cultivate critical skills while receiving educational credit from professional organizations.
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) course educates participants about the PHAB accreditation process. This accreditation is an important process by which health departments throughout the United States examine their administrative structure and performance in public health service delivery. The PHAB Accreditation course introduces participants to the PHAB accreditation process, assessments involved in PHAB accreditation, documents required for PHAB accreditation application, and the review process used by the Public Health Accreditation board.
The second course, Grantwriting, guides participants through the grant seeking, project development, proposal drafting, and submission process. Participants are introduced to web-based resources that list requests for proposals (RFPs), and then learn how to evaluate each RFP to determine whether their organization and project meet the criteria specified by the granting organization. Participants learn how to develop a project proposal, and how to ensure that their proposal meets the criteria specified in an RFP.
Both courses are available in April and are offered every three months. The Kent State University Office of Continuing and Distance Education has certified that the courses meet educational credit criteria for both counselors and social workers. Each course provides 10 continuing education units for individuals seeking CEUs for both Counseling and Social Work. Individuals interested in taking the courses can register online at http://www.kent.edu/publichealth/continuing-education.
Classes are offered at a flat rate of $120 each. Additional courses will be offered during the Summer semester.