Through the Center for Foundational Health, University Collaboration will connect local and state public health departments with universities, colleges and professional associations/organizations to create learning and education opportunities for public health professionals, staff and students by:
- Identifying and addressing education gaps needed for real-world public health application;
- Establishing pathways to public health careers through experiential learning, internships and apprenticeship programs;
- Implementing cross-sector collaboration between public health and academia for professional development through adjunct faculty positions and research opportunities; and
- Creating educational opportunities for staff to connect public health theory and practice
University faculty and staff can
sign up for ReadyOp
to stay in contact with Kentucky Department for Public Health Workforce Development program.