AEHAPAssociation of Environmental Health Academic Programs (Portland, OR)
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AEHAP has greatly increased marketing to potential environmental health science academic programs via e-mail, social media, face-to-face outreach through exhibiting at conferences, and direct mail.
For university partners, many of the courses required for an environmental health major are often offered, and by working with AEHAP, a university can pursue the opportunity to establish an accredited program in this growth area.
Corresponding Author: Yalonda Sinde, Executive Director, AEHAP, PO.
AEHAP research shows that students are our best recruiters and that many students learn about EHAC programs from talking to their friends.
Diversity in EHAC-accredited programs has been steadily increasing due to the increase in the number of accredited minority-serving institutions and through past AEHAP grants to programs to partially fund student diversity initiatives.
The final section of the report asks faculty how AEHAP can best support their program.
Environmental health practitioners can best support the education of future environmental health practitioners by running for a position on EHAC; volunteering to serve as a guest lecturer for EHAC programs; sending AEHAP links to employment, scholarship, and internship opportunities that we can share with faculty, graduates, and students; agreeing to serve on an AEHAP work group or committee when needed; or agreeing to serve as a mentor by sharing your professional journey with EHAC graduates via AEHAP quarterly webinars with EHAC graduates.
The work of AEHAP is supported by membership dues and through a coopera tive agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health.