Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

BI What's New

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

BI What's New

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Programs, Accreditations & Initiatives

Morgan State University in Baltimore has begun a doctorate/master's degree program in public health that is designed to produce advanced public-health practitioners with primary prevention competencies that can deal with the health problems faced by urban communities.

According to a university prospectus: "A primary objective of the ... program in public health is to provide students with analytical, communication, program planning, cultural skills and public health competency in health promotion, disease prevention and health behavioral change."

Graduates will have had experience dealing urith cases such as alcohol and drug abuse, violence, HIVAIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer and heart disease and related systemic problems. The community-based program also provides practical experience with mental health services, criminal justice services, aging problems, adolescent and family-based programs, and health-maintenance and managed-care agencies. Much of that experience will come from community-based internships.

The program allows candidates to earn doctorates in public health within fouryears of receiving their undergraduate degree.

For more information, contact Dr. Yvonne Bronner, director of the program, at(443) 885-3185.

The American Health Information Management Association is now offering Webbased continuing education courses for health-information management professionals, health-information systems professionals and health-care informatics professionals.

The association's first program on the Interactive Learning Campus is HIM: Beyond the Basics: Healthcare Informatics and Health Information Systems. It gives participants access to up-to-date information about current and advanced practices aswell as the knowledge and shills needed to move it mare advanced roles in their fields ranging from the design and implementation of computer-based patient record systems to managing information security. …

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