|Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Drachman Hall, Tucson Campus|
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona has been awarded reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation is for the maximum seven-year term, extending to December 2020.
The Council on Education for Public Health, also known as CEPH, is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health.
“I want to thank everyone who participated in the accreditation process,” said Dr. Iman Hakim, dean and professor of the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health. “Attaining and maintaining CEPH-accredited status requires strong teamwork, significant effort, and a commitment at all levels of our college to providing quality services and enhancing the lives of the people we serve.”
The official accreditation report will be available to the public at publichealth.arizona.edu by the end of the year.
Established in 2000 by the Arizona Board of Regents, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is the first nationally accredited college of public health in the Southwest. Today, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health remains the only accredited college of public health in the State of Arizona with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College is dedicated to promoting the health of individuals and communities in the southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research and service.