Maintaining the CPH Credential: Recertification Update with Molly Eggleston
Maintaining the CPH Credential: Recertification Update Presenter: Molly M. Eggleston, MPH, MCHES, CPH Executive Director June 22, 2012
Why maintain your CPH? Allows for continued recognition in your profession Meets benchmarks set in other health professions Assures the communities that you serve of your currency
CPH and Your Career You are committed to the public health profession. You will excel in the field through your work and actions. You take every opportunity to further your education and grasp of current issues in the field.
What‘s Required to Maintain My CPH Status?1. Obtain and document 50 hours of continuing education / 2 years.2. Pay recertification fee ($95 USD / 2 years).3. Adhere to Code of Ethics
Only counts if focused on CPH area(s) of competency Domain Areas: Cross-Cutting Domains: 1) Biostatistics 1) Communication and 2) Environmental Informatics Health Sciences 2) Diversity and Culture 3) Epidemiology 3) Leadership 4) Health Policy and 4) Public Health Biology Management 5) Professionalism 5) Social and 6) Program Planning Behavioral Sciences 7) Systems Thinking
What if not pre-approved?For activities offered Assess each session by providers which for relevance to a are NOT pre- CPH domain. approved, 1 CPH Exclude general credit for each full sessions, breaks, clock hour, up to a duty-free meals, maximum of 8 social events, & credits for each full- housekeeping day program. remarks.
Review Articulate the Identify at least 3 number of CPHCE pre-approved hours required providers of every two years to CPHCE. maintain the CPH.
Attendance at Public Health Professional Events Conferences Includes face-to-face, audio/videoconference, workshops and online delivery webinars Credits earned: Leadership Determined by pre- institutes approved providers OR 1 CPH credit for each Seminars full clock hour, up to a maximum of 8 credits for each full-day program.
Do online trainings count? Yes! Online learning is an acceptable modality to maintain the CPH credential. Use the guidance for "Attendance at Public Health Professional Events”
College or University Courses Graduate-level Take & pass for college or university academic credit at a courses (face-to- CEPH accredited face, independent institution. 3 CPH study/corresponden recert credits / ce, online, summer semester-long class institute) or summer program; 2 CPH recert credits / trimester or quarter-long class.
Writing or Professional Contribution6 credits each for: 10 credits each for: participation in a peer-reviewed formal public health article, chapter or mentoring program book… full day training or grant application or site visit (CEPH, review CAHME or PHAB) dissertation new multi-day course.
Professional Contribution - Authorship 10 credits for each peer-reviewed article, chapter or book written and published (limited to authors who made substantial contribution to published document.) Our intention has been to award credit to "Primary" authors - meaning the ones who actually wrote the article (as opposed to “first” authors which implies they are listed first). The principle is how much you contributed, not how you are listed.
1 day Instruction 4 credits for each new one day workshop or seminar that is instructed. Workshop/seminar must be newly developed and delivered by CPH to be eligible for credit (limit of one per recertification period)
Presentation or Guest Lecture in Formal Public Health Setting 1 credit each E.g. . APHA or other membership organization for health professionals, CSTE, an NGO such as the Red Cross, a governmental health ministry, UN, WHO, Grand Round at a Hospital.
Reading of Peer-Reviewed LiteratureThrough pre-approved Literature must providers only! include a comprehension1 CPH credit / piece of evaluation by a pre- peer-reviewed public approved provider health literature on areas of CPH and a passing score competency. must be earned.
Item writer for CPH exam or CPH study guideThrough pre-approved providers only!
Service Activities (max 20/ recertification period) 1 credit /hour of Non-compensated service activities public health service 2 recertification to other than credits / each employer (e.g., leadership position service as a board (e.g. board or member for a public committee chair) health organization, volunteering at a public health service event, etc.)
When do I start earning & reporting CPH?Cohort of 2008 Cohorts of 2008 + 2010 – Deadline was Feb 2012 6/30/12 January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013Cohort of 2009 January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2012
Do CME, CNE, CECH, CVE, CLE, ABIH hours count for CPH?Learning activity must address one of the domains tested by the CPH exam (pre- approved or not)
Code of Ethics Place the safety and health of the public above all other interests. Demonstrate integrity, honesty and fairness in all activities and strive for excellence in all matters of ethical conduct. Maintain competency requirements through recertification. …
Review Identify CPH professionals as an audience for professional development and ongoing health education.