These resources can help to enrich your experience as an M.P.H. student and help keep you connected and involved.
The Applied Practice Experience (APEx) is a 135-hour practical public health experience in an organization that provides public health services. The Practicum is required for the M.P.H. degree, and it may be completed any semester during the year or span up to three semesters. The practicum course is PH 594: Applied Practice Experience.
Want to learn more? Check out the APEx Manual Above or investigate the Practicum Page to see what practice sites are available.
The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) (PH 995) is a required, 2-credit course for students in the MPH degree program. It is one component of the MPH Culminating Experience, and enrollment is concurrent with PH 590: MPH Seminar. The ILE provides an opportunity for students to work independently on a public health project related to their specialization.
The ILE begins with the development of a Topic Proposal, which is submitted to the School of Graduate Studies. The Topic Proposal is developed during enrollment in either PH 550: Population Health Research Methods or PH 583: American Indian Health Policy.
Want to learn more about the ILE process? Check out the ILE Manual above.
Faculty have put together a PDF to help students explore publicly available datasets that may be used in their ILE projects or to help foster independent research on topics that they care about! Check out some of the listed datasets below.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations.
National Health Interview Survey
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is the principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States and is one of the major data collection programs of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
National Vital Statistics System
The National Vital Statistics System is the oldest and most successful example of inter-governmental data sharing in Public Health and the shared relationships, standards, and procedures form the mechanism by which NCHS collects and disseminates the Nation’s official vital statistics.
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.
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UND Office of Extended Learning: The University of North Dakota offers a wide variety of non-academic courses for personal and professional development. All courses are available online.
UND Career Services: All UND students and alumni, regardless of location, can use our services.
UND International Center: Supporting international education, facilitating study abroad opportunities, supporting UND's international population including students, faculty, scholars and dependents, and promoting opportunities for international cultural awareness.
UND Counseling Center: A fully accredited facility providing services to the greater University of North Dakota Community.
UND Writing Center: The Writing Center is a place for students, faculty, and staff to talk about their work in progress with a writing consultant.
American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve health since 1872.
Center for Rural Health
"We connect resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural and tribal communities. Our programs serve people within the state, region, and nation. Established in 1980, we are the federally designated State Office of Rural Health for North Dakota. We are a department within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota."
Rural Health Information Hub
"The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities."
Council on Education for Public Health
"The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The primary professional degree is the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) but other master’s and doctoral degrees are offered as well."
North Dakota Public Health Association
The mission of NDPHA is to improve, promote, and protect health for residents of North Dakota through leadership in policy, partnerships, and best practices. Student membership is FREE for the first year.
Grand Forks Public Health Department
The Grand Forks Health Department serves as a key health agency responsible for health promotion and disease prevention services for the City and County of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
North Dakota Department of Health
The North Dakota Department of Health provides many resources, including an Health Indicator Dashboard, health alerts, news releases and job postings.
North Dakota Rural Health Association
The North Dakota Rural Health Association brings together diverse interests and provide a unified voice to promote and enhance the quality of rural health through leadership, advocacy, coalition building, education and communication.
Public Health Foundation
"The Public Health Foundation (PHF), [...]improves public health and population health practice to support healthier communities. Since 1970, PHF has developed effective resources, tools, information, and training for health agencies, organizations, and individuals to help improve performance and community health outcomes."
Society for Public Health Education
"SOPHE is a 501 (c)(3) professional organization founded in 1950 to provide global leadership to the profession of health education and health promotion and to promote the health of all people by: stimulating research on the theory and practice of health education; supporting high quality performance standards for the practice of health education and health promotion; advocating policy and legislation affecting health education and health promotion; and developing and promoting standards for professional preparation of health education professionals."
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