CEPH Accreditation

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. Our last site visit was 2016, and we received a decision of full accreditation for the next 7 years! Our accreditation coordinator, Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH (yes, her MPH is from CEOMPH), led this effort!

Although we used 2005 accreditation criteria at our last visit, we used 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 last site visit was on October 3-4, 2016. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accepted written comments from CEOMPH constituents up to 30 days before the site visit (September 3, 2016). CEPH's address is 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD, 20910.

CONGRATULATIONS to all in the CEOMPH family! The site visitor preliminary report and final decision letter indicates all compliant findings! THANK YOU ALL for being a part of this program that achieves CEPH standards of quality! We are now making changes to the program and curriculum to adjust to the new 2016 CEPH criteria, which includes a set of prescribed competencies.

CEPH Accreditation Process

CEOMPH Timeline

These were the dates for the last site visit.

    • 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

    • Council on Education for Public Health (accrediting agency website)

    • Public Health Trends and Redesigned Education (PDF)--Blue Ribbon Public Health Employers' Advisory Board: Summary of Interviews, September 6, 2013

    • A Master of Public Health Degree for the 21st Century: Key Considerations, Design Features, Critial Content of the Core (PDF)--Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Master of Public Health Expert Panel, January 9, 2014

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.

    • October 2-3, 2013 kick-off. Donna J. Petersen, MHS, ScD, Dean of the College of Public Health, University of South Florida--Framing the Future: The Second 100 Years of Education for Public Health.

      • Environmental scan (PDF)

      • CEOMPH survey results (PDF)

      • Strategic planning presentation, October 3, 2013 (PDF)

      • Small group breakout notes, October 3, 2013 (PDF)

    • March Webinar--Accreditation Overview/Mission, Vision, and Values. C. William Keck, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Northeast Ohio Medical University.

      • March 26, 2014, 12 noon-1 p.m. Overview. Mission/Vision/Values.

      • March 27, 2014, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Overview. Mission/Vision/Values.

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)

    • April Webinar--Diversity

      • April 17, 2014, 5-6 p.m.--Iris Melzer, MA, MPH (alumnus).

      • April 22, 2014, 12 noon-1 p.m.--Keisha Robinson, DrPH, MPH (YSU faculty)

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)

    • May Webinar--Competencies

      • May 22, 2014, noon-1 p.m.--Ron Graham, MPH, RD, LD (alumnus, Office of Public Health Practice).

      • May 28 2014, 4-5 p.m.--Tom Quade, MA, MPH, CPH (faculty, Office of Public Health Practice).

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)

    • June Webinar--Goals

      • June 25, 2014, 4-5 p.m.--Lynn Clough, PhD (course director for Health Services Administration in Public Health).

      • June 27 2014, noon-1 p.m.--Natasha Yonley, MPH (new MPH graduate, class 2012)

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)

    • September Webinar--Faculty and Other Resources

      • September 24, 2014, 4-5 p.m.--Tania Basta, PhD, MPH, CHES (program coordinator, Ohio University)

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)

    • October Webinar--Research

      • October 22, 2014, 4-5 p.m.--Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc (course director, Social and Behavioral Sciences)

      • October 29, 2014, 12 noon-1 p.m.--Michelle Chyatte, DrPH, MPH (course director, Public Health Research and Evaluation)

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)

    • November Webinar--Evaluation

      • November 12, 2014, 4-5 p.m.--Kim Trowbridge, MEd, CHES (Program coordinator)

      • November 24, 2014, 12 noon-1 p.m.--Rachael Pohle-Krauza, PhD, RD, LD (course director for Grant Writing for Public Health)

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)

    • December Webinar--Advising and Career Counseling

      • December 12, 2014, 12 noon-1 p.m.--Patrick Tucker (class 2014, OU student)

      • December 16, 2014, 4-5 p.m.--Kate Myers (class 2013, CSU student)

      • Summary (PDF)

      • PowerPoint (PDF)