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Where to do a Practicum?

The list below provides examples of sites where SPH students have successfully completed practicums.

AID Atlanta AID Atlanta is the Southeast’s largest AIDS service organization, serving individuals infected and affected by the AIDS epidemic.
American Cancer Society The national headquarters for the American Cancer Society is located in Atlanta. The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer. ACS operates programs ranging from research to advocacy.
American Red Cross, Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter The American Red Cross will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Atlanta Community Food Bank Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank currently distributes almost 2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items monthly to more than 800 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Distributing these donations to low-income Georgians, our partner agencies provide dynamic links between the local community, the Food Bank and our supporters.
Atlanta Regional Commission – Area Agency on Aging As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region’s older population.
CARE Headquartered in Atlanta, CARE tackles poverty through 861 projects in 70 countries, reaching 48 million people in FY 2005.
CARE International In Tanzania, CARE operates programs aimed at improving health and poverty throughout this eastern African nation.
Carter Center The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The mission is to advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering. The Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 65 countries.
Center for Black Women’s Wellness The Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc. is a community-based, family service center. The Center’s primary purpose is to improve the mental, physical and spiritual growth of women and their families and the economic growth of communities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is the principal agency in the United States government responsible for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves. Experiences have been received in several components of CDC.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Children’s provides medical care to children through 430 licensed beds in two (2) children’s hospitals and sixteen (16) satellite locations around metro Atlanta.
Covenant House Georgia Covenant House Georgia offers a full range of social services and programs, including health, to help homeless and runaway youths become independent and self-sufficient adults.
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is a national professional organization intended to provide support and advice to state and territorial epidemiologists across the United States.
DeKalb County Board of Health The DeKalb County Board of Health provides public health programs and health care services to over 660,000 residents who represent more ethnic groups than any other county in the southeastern United States.
Georgia Department of Public Health The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the State of Georgia’s public health agency and works through eighteen (18) health districts and 159 county health departments.
ECO Action The mission of ECO-Action, Inc, is to protect and preserve the natural environment by encouraging, creating, and supporting ecological education, responsible consumption, development of alternative energy sources, and public participation in addressing environmental issues.
Emory University School of Medicine Project Aspire Project Aspire is a community-based participatory research project conducted by Emory University School of Medicine to design and test an asthma education intervention in Atlanta GA. Emory has partnered with the American Lung Association.
Emory University Winship Cancer Institute The Winship Cancer Institute is located within the Emory University in Atlanta GA. It conducts a comprehensive, collaborative, interdisciplinary cancer research program.
Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness The Board of Health provides public health programs and health care services to residents of a metro Atlanta county that encompasses 529 square miles, and stretches over 70 miles from one end to the other, including most of the City of Atlanta.
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) The GBPI, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, engages in research and education on the fiscal and economic health of the state of Georgia.
Georgia Folic Acid Coalition The Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that all women of child-bearing age in Georgia receive adequate amounts of folic acid with the aim of reducing birth defects and disabilities.
Georgia Health Policy Center, GSU The Georgia Health Policy Center conducts health-related research, policy development, and program design and evaluation and is located in GSU’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
The Gorgas Institute Tropical Medicine Residency Program, Lima, Peru.
Grady Health Systems  Grady Health Systems is one of the largest public hospitals in the Southeast — and includes the 900+ bed Grady Memorial Hospital, Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, ten (10) neighborhood/airport health centers and the only level one trauma center within a 100-mile radius.
Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.
HealthMPowers  HealthMPowers promotes health-enhancing behaviors among students, school staff and families to improve the quality of health and academic achievement of young people. It serves the metropolitan Atlanta area and other locations within Georgia.
JHPIEGO JHPIEGO, an international health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, builds global and local partnerships to enhance the quality of health care services for women and families. JHPIEGO’s focus is on training and support for health care providers throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente, America’s leading integrated health care organization, has twelve (12) medical offices and two (2) specialty centers located in metro Atlanta area.
Marcus Institute The mission of the Marcus Institute is to provide information, services and programs to people with developmental disabilities, their families, and those who live and work with them by providing clinical, behavioral, educational and family support services for families and children with mild to severe disabilities.
Orange County Health Care Agency The Health Care Agency (HCA) of Orange County, California is a large and dynamic public agency, comprised of approximately 2,700 employees who are responsible for providing a wide range of public health and health care services to the Orange County community.
Porter Novelli Porter Novelli developed a public awareness campaign for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called Learn the Signs. Act Early, to inform parents intended to increase autism awareness in the public.
Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services  Mercy Care Services includes an array of programs for medically underserved persons and is staffed by 119 employees including medical professionals, social services and mental health specialists.
Southern Regional Health System  Southern Regional Health System is a member of PROMINA, Georgia’s largest nonprofit hospital alliance. A hospital and outpatient care facilities are located in Clayton County (an Atlanta metropolitan area county).
Southside Medical Center  Located in the metro Atlanta area, Southside Medical Center is the largest community heath center in the state of Georgia and one of the ten largest in the United States.
Task Force for Global Health   The Task Force for Global Health, formed in 1984 as a collaboration between the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, and the Rockefeller Foundation, addresses international and domestic health and human development.
US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine CHPPM’s mission is to provide worldwide technical support for preventive medicine, public health, and health promotion/wellness services in all aspects of America’s Army and the Army Community anticipating and rapidly responding to operational needs and adaptable to a changing world environment. It provides worldwide scientific expertise and services in clinical and field preventive medicine, environmental and occupational health, health promotion and wellness, epidemiology and disease surveillance, toxicology, and related laboratory sciences.
Wesley Woods Geriatric Facility of Emory Healthcare Wesley Woods provides health care for older adults including a geriatric hospital, a long-term nursing care facility, an independent living facility for seniors, an outpatient center and a health center.
World Health Organization The World Health Organization is the United Nations agency for health. Practicum placements have occurred in headquarters in Geneva and the EMRO and PAHO regional offices.

 

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