Community Health Programs
University Credit  or CEUs or CECHs and/or
Professional Development Opportunities

Students at General Hospital in Southampton.
Participants outside the General Hospital in Southampton.
Students at General Hospital in Southampton.
Broad Street Pump, London (cholera outbreak control)

2016 Dates TBD

2014 Study Experience to Great Britain:
Health Education and Health Promotion Practices

The overall purpose of this popular Study Experience to Great Britain (offered since 1989) is to foster more health-related linkages and partnerships between the United States and Great Britain. A major focus of this study experience is having the participants become engaged in an in-depth professional and cultural experience to include focused visits and discussions.


Goals of the Study Experience:

  • To provide an overview of the health care system offered through the National Health Service (NHS) and other providers in Great Britain
  • To compare and contrast the British health care system with the systems of health care delivery in the United States
  • To provide an overview of health education and health promotion strategies for health enhancement (individual and population-based) in Great Britain
  • To compare and contrast the British health education and health promotion strategies with the strategies applied in the United States
  • To connect participants with key cultural aspects of Great Britain that have health related impacts
  • To engage participants in experiences that align with their interests and professional needs
  • To provide an historic, social and cultural context for health and health promotion in Great Britain

March 13-22, 2014

For questions about the program:
Dr. Gilmore, 608.785.8163 or

3.2 CEUs or 18 Category I CECHs for Certified Health Educators or 2 university credits* (UG/GRAD)

There will be a $100 savings in the total payment for those enrolling for 2 university credits.

  • 2 Undergraduate credits* (Additional academic credit fee TBD) HED 495, Section 790 UW-La Crosse
  • 2 Graduate credits* (Additional academic credit fee TBD) HED 595, Section 790 UW-La Crosse
  • 3.2 CEUs (included in Base Study Experience** early registration fee: $3,495: Postmarked by Sept. 27, 2013)
  • 3.2 CEUs (included in Base Study Experience** regular registration fee: $3,595: Postmarked by Nov. 1, 2013)
  • 18 Category I CECHs (add $36 to the Base Study Experience** fee)

A deposit of $1,200 for any of Base Registration Fees** is required by the appropriate fee deadline date. The remainder of the payment is due by Nov. 1, 2013.
enrollment is on a first come, first served basis, and there is an enrollment limit of 12 participants. You are encouraged to register as early as possible. Only one registration option may be selected (i.e., 3.2 CEUs; or 18 CECHs; or 2 Academic Credits.)

*A $15 Registration Fee/semester and a $2/credit D2L (Desire2Learn) Fee is assessed to all undergraduate and graduate students each semester.

The tuition plateau does not apply to students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate credit courses through the  Office of Continuing Education and Extension.

**Base Study Tour Fee: includes air travel*** Minneapolis or Cedar Rapids-London-Heathrow-Minneapolis or Cedar Rapids, Tour-related travel within Great Britain, lodging (double-occupancy), selected meals, entrance fees in Great Britain, and 3.2 Continuing Education Units. If single occupancy is required, there is an additional charge of $315 to either the early or regular registration base fee.

***TRAVEL NOTE: Arrangements can be made for departure and return to other major airports in the U.S. Contact us for additional information.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of a participant cancellation, and if airline tickets already have been purchased, airline travel credit and the remainder of the Study Experience fee will be refunded through Dec. 3, 2013, less a $50 processing charge.

For credit information, questions or to register, contact: Briana Meuer, 608.785.6513 or

For non-credit information: Karen DeSchepper, Non-Credit Program Coordinator, 608.785.6508 or

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Gary Gilmore, MPH, Ph.D., MCHESGary Gilmore, MPH, Ph.D., MCHES, has held a joint appointment since 1974 with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He is Professor and Director of Community Health Programs. His prior experiences were in public health and preventive medicine at the Bergen County Health Department, N.J., and at the Preventive Medicine Unit, General Leonard Wood Hospital, U.S. Army (recipient of the Army Commendation Medal in Preventive Medicine). His training in epidemiology and public health is through the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, with additional training in epidemiology at the New England Epidemiology Institute, Tufts University. More


Christopher Squier, Ph.D.Christopher Squier, Ph.D., is Director of Graduate Studies and Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine in the College of Dentistry and directs the Global Health Studies Program at the University of Iowa. He has degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and London and a Fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists of London. He has served on the faculty at the London Hospital Medical College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Squier’s research focuses on oral mucosal disease including oral cancer, and on tobacco control and he has published almost 200 books, chapters and peer-reviewed articles and made over 50 invited presentations abroad in the past 21 years. More