CEPH Accreditation

The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2003. In 2009 CEOMPH was re-accredited for seven years. Although our next accreditation site visit will be in 2016, we started in 2013 by hiring our accreditation coordinator, Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH (yes, her MPH is from CEOMPH).
 
Self-study documents
Although we used 2005 accreditation criteria at our last vist, we will be using the new 2011 guidelines for the upcoming accreditation process. Most of the changes were minor; however, there is a brand new diversity criterion. We engaged our entire CEOMPH community at the last visit; Iris will be doing the same for this cycle! On this page are resources and materials that we used for the last site visit, our tentative timeline (until we get our site visit scheduled), relevant reports and other documents, and a listing of events and webinars. We will be posting sections of the self-study for your comments and feedback.

Our site visit is on October 3-4, 2016. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) will accept written comments from CEOMPH consituents up to 30 days before the site visit (September 3, 2016). CEPH's address is 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD, 20910.

October 4, 2016--CONGRATULATIONS to all in the CEOMPH family! The site visitor preliminary report indicates all compliant findings! THANK YOU ALL for being a part of this program that achieves CEPH standards of quality!

CEPH Accreditation Process

CEOMPH Timeline

Note that the dates leading up to the site visit all hinge on the actual site visit date. We will update them once the site visit is scheduled.

  • October 2013--Kick-off
  • 2013-2014--Re-evaluate mission
  • 2014-2015--Develop self-study
  • May 2, 2016--Submit preliminary self-study
  • September 4, 2016--Submit final self-study
  • October 3 and 4--Hold site visit (most meetings will be on Monday, October 3!)
  • Spring 2017 CEPH meeting--Receive decision

Relevant Reports, Other Documents, and Links

Latest Statement Drafts

Mission Statement (revision 7/28/14): The mission of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program is to prepare current and future professionals through accredited education, research, and service to improve the health of communities in eastern Ohio and beyond. The mission is accomplished through collaboration among its partner universities and agencies. 

Values (revision 9/30/14):

  • Improving the quality of life and health of the entire community.
  • Engaging in collaborative behavior that models as well as educates.
  • Achieving student excellence through applying evidence-based practices. 
  • Fostering leadership, accountability and ethical behavior.
  • Protecting the environmental through education and being a role model.
  • Advancing inclusiveness.
  • Committing to lifelong learning.
Diversity statement (revision 7/28/14): Perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures contribute to the diversity of the CEOMPH community. the program recognizes the rich dimensions each individual contributes to the education, research, and service mission. CEOMPH promotes the value of differences and inclusion through interactions among its students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Finally, the program energizes and supports all who seek to promote the importance of health and quality of life as human rights.

Goals (revision 8/12/14):
  • Administration--to enhance the CEOMPH's overall capacity by providing programming that facilitates student, faculty, and staff success, incorporating community considerations.
  • Education--to educate public health students and professionals to improve health and well-being in their communities and succeed in their careers.
  • Research--to advance interdisciplinary research in environmental, social, and individual determinants of health.
  • Service--to promote effective public health practice through collaboration with communities and service activities.
Vision (revision 8/19/14): Globally-oriented leaders, educators, and practitioners engaged in their community and responsive to public health needs at the regional, national, and international levels.

CEOMPH Events and Webinars

Webinar topics are provided twice a month; click on the links to view the recording. Wehterh you participate "live" or view the records, we would like yourcomments on these topics. Please click on the COMMENTS link to provide your input.