SPHHP reaccredited for another seven years

Published October 20, 2023

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The School of Public Health and Health Professions has been reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the next seven years, the longest term possible.

CEPH, the accreditor for public health schools and colleges, this month informed SPHHP that it had fully met all 44 criteria for reaccreditation.

“Fully meeting all CEPH’s criteria is an exceptional and uncommon result,” says Jean Wactawski-Wende, SPHHP dean and SUNY Distinguished Professor. “CEPH gave us the highest possible rating for each criterion.”

CEPH’s reaccreditation process is arduous; SPHHP prepared for it for several years, led by Kim Krytus, assistant dean and director of graduate public health programs. Prior to the site visit last February, SPHHP provided CEPH with a comprehensive, 286-page self-study that described how the school addresses public health standards for education set by CEPH, providing details about its programs, student services, goals and many other facets of its program.

CEPH’s accreditors are seasoned public health educators and practitioners. In addition to reviewing the self-study, the team that reviewed SPHHP spent three days at UB, during which they spoke to faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners about various aspects of the school’s public health programs.

“This stellar reaccreditation result is further verification that we provide outstanding educational programs to generations of public health and health professions leaders who, along with our valued partners, continuously impact health outcomes for individuals and populations across the world,” says Wactawski-Wende.