When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Pitt Public Health and the Allegheny County Health Department had to think fast and act quickly to implement its long-standing public health internship safely. Robin Leaf, director of strategic academic initiatives and accreditation, Jamie Sokol (BCHS ’07), ACHD operations manager, and Leah Lamonte (IDM ’06) ACHD vector control program coordinator, presented their work at Teaching Prevention 2021: Promoting Adaptability, Resiliency, and Sustainability on March 10.
During their session, they presented key factors to a successful remote internship, identified how to meet accreditation and other academic requirements for a remote internship, and generally assessed the feasibility of creating a safe in-person internship. The presentation allowed them to step back and acknowledge and share their successes, formulate these into best practices, and further strengthen the relationship that Pitt Public Health has with the Allegheny County Health Department.
We appreciate their hard work and dedication to our students' educational experience.
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