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Blair Academy – Involved in the Movement: Teaching Epidemiology and NJ Science Olympiad Judging

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March 14, 2012 – Blair Academy Activities in Epidemiology

This high school in Blairstown, New Jersey is offering a course in epidemiology for the second year. The course “takes a unique approach to science and math by teaching kids about health-related outcomes and patterns of disease. Over the course of a year, students learn how to design a scientific study, collect and measure data, and perform statistical analyses.” The epidemiology course is taught by Blair’s Dean of Faculty, Rachel Stone.

In addition, Ms. Stone was invited to participate for the second consecutive year as a judge for the “Think Like an Epidemiologist Challenge” at Middlesex County College in Edison, N.J. in the New Jersey State finals of the Science Olympiad. She joined public health colleagues from around the state in evaluating high school finalist teams who presented the posters of their epidemiological surveys. (Articles by Director of Communications, Suzy Logan) Click the picture (left) to read these two articles, or go to the Blair Academy website:
http://www.blair.edu/News_Events/2011_2012/news_ev_epidemiology.shtm
http://www.blair.edu/News_Events/2011_2012/news_ev_science_stone.shtm

 

Epidemiology Newsletter

APHA Denver

Winter 2012 – Publicity and Progress about the Epidemiology Education Movement

The Epidemiology Section of the APHA has been very supportive of 6-12 epidemiology education with publication of two articles in its Winter 2012 newsletter. The first is an article about the Movement which received top billing in the newsletter. The second article announces a new Education Committee which has several goals, including the advancement of epidemiology education among younger students. Thanks to Section Chair Robin Taylor Wilson and newsletter editor Erin Garcia. Click the picture (left) to read these two articles, or find the entire Winter 2012 newsletter at http://action.apha.org/site/DocServer/EPI_Winter_2012_FINAL.pdf?docID=2182

 

APHA Meeting

APHA Denver

November 8, 2010 - American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting - Denver, Colorado

We had another opportunity to hold a session about the "Movement" at the meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) held in Denver, Colorado on November 8, 2010. This is exactly 5 years after our presentation in 2005 to introduce the Epidemiology Education Movement to the APHA audience. The current presentation aimed to report progress in the Movement during the first five years, in terms of our five-point “”Framework for Action” consisting of 1) developing curricula; 2) preparing teachers; 3) creating demand; 4) maintaining momentum; and 5) assessing short- and long-term goals. The presentation provides a brief background about the Movement and then goes through the Framework steps, one by one, with examples of activities and accomplishments since 2005.

 

Movement News Brief

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September 9, 2010 News Flash

GEORGIA IS FIRST US STATE TO ESTABLISH HIGH SCHOOL STANDARDS FOR AN EPIDEMIOLOGY COURSE

The Georgia Department of Education has developed standards for creation of curricula so that can students can study epidemiology in high school. This is the first state in the US to do so. It means that taking a standards-based epidemiology course will meets Georgia’s state science requirements.

 

APHA Epidemiology Section Newsletter

APHA Newsletter

Think Like An Epidemiologist Challenge - Fall 2010

“APHA represents a broad array of health officials, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and other health providers at all levels, working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions.   http://www.apha.org/membergroups/

The mission of the Epidemiology section of APHA “ . . . is to foster epidemiologic research and science-based public health practice and serve as a conduit between the epidemiologic research community and users of scientific information for the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies affecting the public's health.”   http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/epidemiology/

 

Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports 2008 Supplement 2, Volume 123  (Acrobat PDF)

“Professional Development for Prospective Epidemiology Teachers in Grades 6-16: What Will We Do?

Authors: Mark Kaelin, EdD; Wendy Huebner, PhD; Ralph Cordell, PhD; and Brian Szklarczuk, MPA

This article suggests ways to create authentic, enabling experiences in professional development workshops, with the goal of empowering teachers to teach the science of public health to students in grades 6-12. The approach is aligned with epidemiology’s fundamental understandings. This suggested paradigm will need to be evaluated to determine if participation in such workshops increases teachers’ knowledge of epidemiology, interest in teaching epidemiology, perceived competence and commitment to teaching epidemiology, and actual teaching of epidemiology.

 

Movement News Brief

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January 12, 2008 News Brief.   CDC Disease Detective Camp - 2008 Application Now Available

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Movement News Issue #4

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Fourth issue of the Epidemiology Education Movement newsletter.

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Public Health Reports

Epidemiology and EducationMay-June 2007  (Acrobat PDF)

Viewpoint Article:  Epidemiology and Education: Using Public Health for Teaching Mathematics and Science

Authors: Donna F. Stroup, PhD, MSc and Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc

This article relates directly to the Epidemiology Education Movement. The authors propose that epidemiology be the cornerstone of efforts to enhance the quality of science and mathematics courses. They also report the results of a literature review of existing resources for using epidemiology in classroom education.

Movement News Issue #3

movement news #3Movement News Issue 3, October 2006 (Acrobat PDF)

Third issue of the Epidemiology Education Movement newsletter.

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Epi Congress News

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The Epidemiology Education Movement presented a poster and a lunchtime session at the 2006 North American Congress of Epidemiology held in Seattle in June. The Congress is the largest meeting of epidemiology professionals and is held every five years by the American College of Epidemiology, the Society of Epidemiologic Research, and the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association. This was an excellent opportunity to communicate activities within the Movement and to elicit feedback and ideas about future efforts.

Movement News Issue #2

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Second issue of the Epidemiology Education Movement newsletter.

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Movement News Issue #1

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First issue of the Epidemiology Education Movement newsletter.

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American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 11-14, 2005.

We had an opportunity to hold a session about the "Movement" at the meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) held in Philadelphia December 11-14, 2005. Our panel of four presented the rationale for teaching epidemiology to students in grades 6-12 and offered several selected approaches to epidemiology curricula. The panel and attendees then discussed the challenges faced in introducing epidemiology education into the school curricula and explored ways to address those challenges.

APHA Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

Epidemiology Monitor Article, January 2006

epimonitorEpidemiology Monitor Article, January 2006((Acrobat PDF) "Promoters Of Teaching Epidemiology To 6-12th Graders Discuss Implementation Challenges at APHA Session"