APTR is the membership organization for individuals and institutions advancing the education of physicians and other health professionals in prevention and population health. Members include faculty from preventive medicine and public health departments within medical schools and health professions institutions and graduate programs in public health.
The APTR Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health represents 45 accredited and 15 emerging graduate
public health programs and provides a voice for the accredited AND emerging graduate programs across the U.S. that grant public health degrees. Through the
Council faculty from graduate programs are
provided individual memberships and join the rest of the APTR membership in receiving curriculum and networking resources.
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American Journal of Preventive Medicine
journal of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
AJPM publishes articles
in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy.
Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention
of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and
community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the
primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and
public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease,
women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity,
nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse. Papers also
address educational initiatives aimed at improving the ability of health
professionals to provide effective clinical prevention and public
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Annual Census of Graduate Programs in Public Health
its Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health is
conducting its annual online survey of all graduate programs in the United States that
grant MPH and related degrees. This Census of Graduate Programs in Public
Health is supported by a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and seeks to inform the public health community
about MPH Program institutions, curriculum, and students.
The Census provides APTR and other academic public health stakeholders with
the necessary resources to advocate for public health funding, strengthen the support for
programs, and highlight the unique benefits and distribution of graduate
programs. Profiles of graduate programs are currently posted in the Directory of Programs. While all graduate programs
in public health have a searchable profile on the APTR website, only members of
the APTR Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health can
view detailed program profiles and have the general public,
including prospective students, view detailed information about
Program Directors regardless of APTR membership status are
invited to update their Program Profiles.
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