Online Program

Standardizing Public Health Profession in Indonesia and Beyond

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Adang Bachtiar, MD, MPH, PhD, Indonesian Public Health Association, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
Indonesia is in progress to achieve her MDG goals, and some show promising, but no all. Problems are rooted to low ability of public health workers in all levels. There are more than 180 public health higher education programs, unstandardized and only 50% accredited. Based on that situation, the Indonesian Public Health Association in collaboration with Association of Public Health Higher Education, and supported by Ministry of Education starts Health Professional Education Quality Program (HPEQ) supported by the World Bank. However, some issues are remain, including standardizing public health competencies globally, anticipating free trade, bordeless higher education and global market.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe public health issues on the local, regional, and global levels. Identify main root causes related to public health workers capacity. Identfy issues related to improving public health education standards and quality. Formulate quality of education for health professionals. Describe importance of global standards for public health workers. Formulate recommendations for WFPHA's future strategies to harmonize higher educational standards for public health workers.

Keyword(s): Public Health Education, Quality

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the President of Indonesian Public Health Association (IPHA), one of my responsibility is related to developing and maintaining high quality competencies of public health workers. Since 2011, the IPHA, with the support of government, has started the Health Professional Quality Education (HPEQ) with 2 objectives, i.e., (a) developing accrediation system for more tha 180 PH study program, and (b) establishing national exam for PH graduates.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.