School of Public Health of Mexico receives reaccreditation by Council on Education for Public Health for another seven years

The Board of Trustees of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) decided during its sessions held on June 4-5 to reaccredit the School of Public Health of Mexico (SPHM) for an additional seven years, contingent upon delivery of an additional report due in April 2021, according to a letter from Dr. Phillip Williams, President of CEPH, to SPHM Academic Dean, Dr. Eduardo Lazcano Ponce, their decision.

The Academic Secretariat of the SPHM prepared a self-evaluation report over the course of two years that shed light on the process of continuous improvement of its academic offerings. The CEPH site team visited the INSP on Nov. 11-13, 2019, before rendering its decision at the beginning of June.

This reaccreditation, which extends through to July 1, 2027, is the third for the INSP after obtaining accreditation in 2006, 2012 and now 2020. In a message addressed to the academic community of The SPHM-INSP, Dr. Juan Rivera Dommarco, General Director, and Dr.  Lazcano Ponce, expressed their pleasure as the recognition reflects the effort and institutional consistency "in the process of continuous improvement and represents the challenge to guarantee year after year the quality criteria of our academic programs ”.

This certification is aligned with CEPH's objectives in seeking quality assurance in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service and the letter to the community recognized the time, dedication, professionalism and responsibility on the part of the personnel involved in this task, as well as the recognition of SPHM's commitment to the training of health professionals.

The intended purpose of the self-study that allowed for this prestigious recognition was precisely to highlight that the institution meets the criteria defined by CEPH: infrastructure, educational resources, linkage, quality in the training of competencies, services to students, research, faculty and students’ profile, as well as the quality of the teaching-learning tasks and academic content.

As a primary objective, CEPH focuses on ensuring that health professionals are able to identify, prevent, and resolve community health problems. Finally, President, Dr. Williams, expressed his gratitude for the courteousness and assistance received by the CEPH site team visit during their stay in Mexico.

This recognition reflects the institutional commitment that our academic programs comply with international quality standards, providing a complete education to their students in the five basic areas of public health. The SPHM / INSP strength is in its national and international reputation for this peer recognition.