Online Mentor Program earns the PHTC Promising Practice Award

(from left to right) Dave Rogoff, Dr. Magnus Azuine, Dr. Kathy Hyer, Desiree Liburd, Rita Kelliher

The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) recognized the Online Mentor Program with the award for Public Health Training Center Promising Practice during the HRSA Annual Conference held in Rockville, Maryland on August 29-30, 2012. Of the 21 submissions received by ASPH, the Florida Public Health Training Center (FPHTC) was among the nine Best Practice award winners. The purpose of this type of best practice award is to document the accomplishments and demonstrate the efforts of the Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) to advance the field of public health. Dr. Adewale Troutman (Executive Director, Public Health Practice and Leadership), Dave Rogoff (Director, Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice), and Desiree Liburd (Assistant Program Director, Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice ) attended the HRSA Annual Conference and accepted the award.

The Online Mentor Program was designed by the Florida Public Health Training Center (FPHTC) to foster leadership development and expand knowledge, skills, and abilities of the employees and students enrolled. The program provides a greater understanding of the Florida Department of Health’s missions and programs. Currently there are 81 participants (approximately a 1 mentor to 3 mentee ratio) are currently enrolled in this successful program. Each seat is highly coveted as a key advancement into the professional field of Public Health. The FPHTC Online Mentor Program is funded by a federal grant awarded to the USF Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice (CLPHP) by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The USF CLPHP is proud to be recognized in this capacity at the HRSA Annual Conference and would like to acknowledge Biray Alsac and Nadine Mescia for their hard work and efforts coordinating our Online Mentor program.

This post was contributed by Lisa Klos, Conference & Events Planner for CLPHP.

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