DIRECTIONS Spring 2010

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Three years ago, PHMC developed two programs that offer its employees a graduate program designed to produce the next generation of public health leaders while meeting their needs as working professionals.

Did you know that PHMC is the only public health institute in the nation that has created a work-study leadership model connecting its employees with top-level graduate public health and social work schools? Three years ago, PHMC developed two programs that offer its employees a graduate program designed to produce the next generation of public health leaders while meeting their needs as working professionals.

A highly-skilled workforce is key to a healthy community. Training at PHMC provides high quality educational and professional development opportunities to public health professionals throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.

Program Design: Delaware Valley Earth Force Engages Youth in the Process

Program design is by no means a new concept to the nonprofit sector. But for time- and resource-constrained organizations, investing in the program design process often poses a challenge. In addition, though input from the target population is critical to the program design process, some nonprofits find that obtaining honest client feedback is difficult without the assistance of a neutral party.

CHDB Adds Cell Phone Sample to Survey

When it comes to health surveys, telephones are a researcher’s best friend and the Community Health Data Base’s biennial Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey of 10,000 households is no exception.