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Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300335

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.001.0001

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Three the multidisciplinary public health movement of the 1990s

Three the multidisciplinary public health movement of the 1990s

(p.31) Three the multidisciplinary public health movement of the 1990s
Multidisciplinary public health

Jenny Wright

Fiona Sim

Katie Ferguson

Policy Press

This chapter charts the start of the quest for recognition of public health practitioners from backgrounds other than medicine. It sets out national processes leading to the establishment of the Tripartite Group and the progress made by lobbying groups such as the Multidisciplinary Public Health Forum in the context of changing government policies which started to favour a move to multidisciplinary public health at senior levels. It includes the initial reaction of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine including creating honorary membership for non-medics, but voting not to admit non-medics as full members through to the 1998 vote for first stage admittance of non-medics via sitting Part I of Faculty examinations. The 1990s also saw the formal start of development opportunities for senior practitioners working in non-medical public health such as opening up Masters in Public Health courses.

Keywords:   Tripartite Group, Multidisciplinary Public Health Forum, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Honorary Membership, Masters in Public Health

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