• Ensuring greater academic RECOGNITION on the global stage.
• Promoting TRANSFERABILITY of public health education & training.
• Increasing EMPLOYABILITY of public health graduates.
• Attesting the QUALITY of Public Health Workforce training.
APHEA rely on people and their expertise to conduct their activities which at present consist of the validation of curricula and the accreditation of programmes and institutions of public health. There are two steps required for accreditation of programmes and institutions of public health. Firstly there is the validation of the curriculum / curricula and secondly is a site visit during which reviewers corroborate the information provided in the relevant self-evaluation documents (see accreditation process pages). A final report will then be written and agreed to by the reviewers final which will assess to what extent APHEA accreditation criteria have been met and will also offer insight on the educational programme and institution being evaluated. This report serves as the basis for the ultimate decision of the Boards of Accreditation and Directors as to whether the institution or programme will be accredited.
There are two basic areas of activity. Firstly there is the validation of the curriculum / curricula which is a desk-based activity. Secondly site visits are scheduled based the availability of the schools and the reviewers and requests for participation typically come to visitors 2-4 months prior to a site visit.