Recent graduate and current student awarded accreditation fellowships

Anna Maria Pulido Saldivar

Anna Maria Pulido Saldivar

A May graduate and a current student with the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health recently were awarded accreditation fellowships by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Daphne Quick and Anna Maria Pulido Saldivar will be assigned to work with local health departments in rural Texas and assist with documentation of performance and compliance with accreditation standards.

This fellowship program is part of the Local Health Department Accreditation project where recipients assist local health departments during the accreditation application process for the Public Health Accreditation Board. Awardees gain invaluable on-the-job experience by working with local health departments and other government agencies to assess the health needs of that community. They will be exposed to the strategies, procedures and functions of a local health department while providing them with needed personnel support.

Daphne Quick

Daphne Quick

Quick will work with the Milam County Health Department, while Pulido Saldivar will work with the Andrews County Health Department.

The fellowship program was created by the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health in conjunction with the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health and the Texas Public Health Training Center. Each fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend for the fellowship in addition to a $2,000 living and travel allowance.

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