Public health school earns accreditation

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The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) has earned full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for five years, the maximum for an initial accreditation.

Accreditation was the culmination of a rigorous multi-year, peer-review process. UB’s SPHHP now is one of only 43 schools in the U.S. to hold membership in the Association of Schools of Public Health.

“When the school was founded in 2003, the vision was to become accredited and join the first rank of public health schools in the country,” said Dean Lynn T. Kozlowski. “I’m proud that we have accomplished this on our first effort.

“This accreditation aids us in carrying out the mission of public health—to help prevent and treat health problems that shorten lives and sap the quality of life, and to train public health and health professionals in an environment focused on wellness, disease prevention, and environmental and population issues.

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