Applications are now open for the Public Health Boot Camp (PHBC). The PHBC is an intensive one-week educational program provided by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the Institute of Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The intensive training program is designed to enhance mid-level HIV/AIDS organizational leaders’ professional knowledge of core public health concepts.
Sessions included in the program will be academically rigorous and include strategies for applying course material to HIV/AIDS community organizations. Participants will be engaged in program-related activities throughout the day and evening. Participants should expect to be in sessions each day from 8:00 am through 8:00 pm, therefore, participants should not plan other work or social activities during the full duration of the week-long program.
All accepted program participants will be required to reside in residential housing (single-room occupancy) for the duration of the week-long training period. Program sessions will take place on the Northwestern campus. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 and conclude Thursday evening, August 1st, 2019, with a recognition reception.
The goal of the training program is to increase participants’ knowledge and ability to apply concepts of public health science, theory, and practice, and to provide participants with the necessary tools to take what they have learned and implement it to actual HIV/AIDS programmatic issues. To reach this goal, the intensive training program will address the core principles of public health and will provide opportunities for practical application by allowing participants to work with noted experts in the public health field. The program emphasizes research and professional development in HIV/AIDS and other health conditions.