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Hebrew-University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine Awarded APHEA Accreditation

 ​We are very pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) has acted to award full accreditation to the Hebrew-University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine as of July, 2015.  The accreditation is for a six year term extending to July 31, 2021.   Alongside this institutional accreditation, our two MPH programs – in English for international students (with over 800 graduates from 90 countries worldwide) and in Hebrew for Israeli students (with some 1200 local graduates) - received APHEA Curriculum Validation.   Accreditation is a rigorous and comprehensive peer-review process to assess and verify the quality of public health schools and programs and to ensure their continuous improvement. Our School conducted a self-evaluation and submitted a lengthy report detailing how we meet each of the formal criteria including curricula, student learning outcomes, resources, student-faculty interaction and more. An on-site visit by peer-reviewers was conducted in April, 2015 to validate the findings of the self-study. At the Braun School we strive to cultivate and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary environment that facilitates excellence in teaching, research, and creative academic activity. We offer curricula that promote interdisciplinary approaches to public health and prepare the next generation of researchers, practitioners and teachers to identify, quantify and effectively address the complex public health challenges at the community level – be it a village, country, or the global community.  Achievement of accreditation is testimony to the superb work being conducted by our teachers and researchers. As an APHEA-accredited school, our students and potential students can be assured that the Braun School meets the highest standards of public health education and training. Graduating from an accredited-school better positions our alumni to compete successfully for the best career opportunities. APHEA accreditation encourages continuing self-assessment and we will carefully consider the suggestions of the reviewers toward further improvement of our academic programs and the continued growth of our School.