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Searching for Student Placement Opportunities in Rural & Underserved Areas

Currently the Center for Public Health Practice at the College of Public Health, The Ohio State University is looking for agencies willing to host student placement opportunities. Possible field placement experiences may include, but are not limited to: collecting and/or analyzing data for community health assessments, planning community-level interventions, evaluating public health programs, conducting an extensive literature review, etc. Placements are for Master in Public Health (MPH) students and most often take place during the summer months.

MPH students are encouraged to participate in field placement experiences located and/or serving federally-designated medically underserved areas or populations (MUA/P), health professional shortage areas (HPSA), and/or rural settings in Ohio. The Center is Ohio’s local performance site for the Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative (GLPHTC), one of 10 regional public health training centers across the country funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). One of the legislative purposes of the program is to increase and strengthen student practice-based learning experiences (field placements) in rural and underserved areas.

If your agency has opportunities for student placements, please complete the HRSA-Sponsored Student Placement Site application by clicking here. For more information, please email Colleen.

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