AHEC Scholars Public Health Program, Dec. 1

NEOMED to host the AHEC Scholars Public Health program, “What is Public Health? ”

WHEN: Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
WHERE: Ralph Regula Training Room (Room 106)

The day will start with a guest speaker, Ms. Kim Trowbridge, M.Ed., MCHES, Program Coordinator and Faculty Member for the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Program at NEOMED. Kim will present on what is public health, purpose of having health departments, how public health is an integral part of the health care system, etc. In addition, the students will be playing a simulated game called “Plague, Inc.” Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation where a pathogen has infected 'Patient Zero'. Players are to bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global plague while adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself. The idea behind this activity is to learn about epidemics/pandemics and the importance of public health.

The AHEC Scholars Program is a 2 year program designed as a supplement to existing health professionals program to learn interprofessional team-based education with both urban and rural populations in underserved communities.

THE AHEC Scholars Program promotes interprofessional team-based education dialogue and experiences to enhance access to quality health care in your community.

-Submitted by Denise Mead

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