Statewide Public Health
The Statewide Public Health strategy greatly enhances the contribution of postsecondary educations to solving Kentucky’s severe public health problems through collaborative public health education and research. This strategy creates separately accredited, but collaborative, programs of public health in Kentucky and facilitates the transfer of credits between institutional programs. The strategy encourages the Kentucky Department for Public Health to create incentives to reward public health workers who enroll in public health education programs.
The strategy also calls for development of a P-16 initiative that includes an inventory of all public health postsecondary offerings across the state, including baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs. Partnerships between postsecondary and P-12 education are needed to support programs that promote health behavior and interest in public health careers.