University of Missouri Addresses Public Health Workforce Needs

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New Programs, Innovative Placements Help Keep Graduates in MO The University of Missouri’s interdisciplinary Master of Public Health program was created in 2007 in response to workforce demand for trained public health professionals to fill a variety of vital roles in public health in the state of Missouri. Specifically, the Missouri Public Health Association (MPHA) has identified a need for Missouri graduates to fill roles in government public health in state, county and local public health systems. Since its inception, the MU MPH program has graduated nearly 400 students to help fill that need. Of the MPH program’s Missouri students, half remain in Missouri to work after graduation. Further, thanks to an innovative internship program, MPH students are choosing to stay and work in the county and local agencies where they had their internships. In the last three years alone, this program has resulted in 45,600 hours of public health...

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