Chronic Disease Prevention, Strategic Planning, Obesity Prevention, Policy, School Health, Work-site Wellness, Public Health Accreditation process, Technical Communication, Community Health.
Education: PhD. in Public Health-Specialization in Community Health: Walden University School of Health Sciences, MN
Master of Public Health (MPH): Walden University School of Health Sciences, MN
Bachelor of Arts: Technical Communication / Minor: International Studies: Southern Polytechnic State University, GA
Work Experience: Planning and Policy Specialist-Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section
Grant Manager: Healthcare of Georgia Foundation (HCGF) Grant
Cobb 2020 Planning and Partnerships, Joint use Agreements and School Work Groups
Public Health Educator
Health Sciences and Master of Public Health (MPH) Internship/Practicum Coordinator
CDPH Event Planner and Coordinator
We Can! in Cobb Coalition Chair
Public Health Board Affiliations:
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Site Supervisor/Visitor: 2014-Current Serve in an official supervisory accreditation capacity for PHAB during accreditation application process for tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments. Review policies, procedures, programs, projects, and day-to-day operations of the health department. Assist health departments with their accreditation process, requirements, standards and measures interpretation. Conduct interviews with the health department director, members of the governing entity, community partners, and key departmental staff. Determine that submitted documentation provides evidence that the department is in conformity with specific PHAB measures and standards. Write reports and submit evidence for accreditation determination.
American Public Health Association (APHA): 2010-Current
Cobb County School District Advisory Board: 2015-Current
Special Recognition: Recognized by Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) as first staff member to initiate and lead a district wide Cultural Diversity Day (February 4, 2015).
Recognized by Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) as first staff member to connect Atlanta Braves Foundation to CDPH funding (2013-2015).
- Recognized by National Institute of Health as successful program facilitator in South East region 2014.
Published Work: Ashford, E.N. (Forthcoming 2016 January 30). HIV Risk Perceptions among HIV Infected Adults 30-49 Years Old in Atlanta, Georgia. (Doctoral dissertation, WALDEN UNIVERSITY).
Ashford, E.N. (2011). Malaria Control and Elimination.Wordpress.com
Mune, E.N. (2000). How To Manage Your Stress. Student Perspectives, Chattahoochee Technical College.
Professional Presentations: Ashford, E. (2014, October). Successful Dissertation Process. Lecture conducted from Walden University. Atlanta, GA.
Ashford, E. (2013, October). Building Healthier Communities through Education, Empowerment, and Engagement. Lecture conducted from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA.
Ashford, E. (2013, November). Role of Partnerships in Community Health. Lecture conducted from South Cobb Business Association. Austell, GA.