SWPI109: Assurance: Evaluation and Research
SWPI109: Assurance: Evaluation and Research is last in a nine-course learning series.
This course covers Essential Services 9 and 10. Essential Service 9 - Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based environmental public health services focuses on the different types of program evaluation and describes the need to initiate quality improvement to improve practice. Essential Service 10 - Research for new insights and innovative solutions to environmental public health problems covers possible areas for unregulated drinking water (UDW) research and research partnerships.
Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners
- Identify why evaluation is critical for program improvement
- Define different types of evaluation
- Identify specific program areas requiring evaluation
- Explain how to use logic models.
- Identify why research is an important component of the 10 EEPHSs
- Identify research needs for your UDW program
- Recognize how fostering a culture of learning and innovation in your UDW program can result in significant programmatic improvements
- Explain the importance of developing research partnerships and linkages with institutions of higher learning or research
Captain Mark D. Miller, MPH, RS, USPHS (Retired)
Captain Mark D. Miller, MPH, RS, USPHS (Retired) received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma in 1984 and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1993. He began his career in 1985 in wastewater treatment for Oklahoma City. In 1988, he accepted a commission with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and served 26 years until his retirement in 2014. He currently serves as a private consultant, concentrating on environmental health training and development.
During his USPHS career, Captain Miller was assigned to various positions throughout the nation with the Indian Health Service, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Captain Miller served as a Senior Environmental Health Scientist for the Environmental Health Services Branch of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta, Georgia. His duties included assistance and consultation to local, state, and tribal professionals and national organizations on issues related to environmental health, terrorism, and emergency response. He responded to numerous outbreaks of environmental-related disease, public health crises and natural disasters. He served as technical advisor for several national committees on issues related to environmental health, terrorism and emergency preparedness. He is the original founder and developer of CDC’s highly successful Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) program and developed EHSB’s informational website on terrorism and emergency preparedness specifically for environmental health professionals.
Captain Michael E. Herring, REHS, MPH (Retired)
Captain Michael E. Herring, REHS, MPH (Retired) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from East Carolina University in 1980 and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1993. He began his career in 1980 as an environmental health specialist with the Durham County Health Department in North Carolina. He was promoted to Environmental Health Supervisor in 1983 and served in that role through 1988 when he accepted a commission with the United States Public Health Service.
During his Public Health Service career, Captain Herring was assigned to various positions throughout the nation with the Indian Health Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His diverse career comprised multiple leadership positions including serving as the director of the environmental health program for one of the nation’s largest Alaska Native corporations, serving as chief of the largest environmental compliance program in the U.S. Coast Guard, and serving as a senior environmental health scientist and team leader of the Training and Technical Assistance Team for the Environmental Health Services Branch of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health.
Throughout his career, Captain Herring also served in numerous leadership roles for various public health and environmental health organizations, committees, and work groups at the national, regional, state, and local levels. Captain Herring retired from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in 2015.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing SWPI109: Assurance: Evaluation and Research
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