Established in 2002, the APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force mission is to fulfill Healthy People 2010 Objective 1.7: "Increase the proportion of schools of medicine, schools of nursing and health professional training schools whose basic curriculum for health care providers includes the core competencies in health promotion and disease prevention."
Current activities are funded in part by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, DHHS.
The Task Force is currently working to fulfill the following Healthy People 2020 Objectives:
ECBP‐12‐16: "Increase the inclusion of core clinical prevention and population health content in health professions education."
ECBP-xx: "Increase the proportion of academic institutions with health professions education programs whose prevention curricula include interprofessional educational experiences."
The task force is comprised of eight clinical health professional education associations representing the following health professions:
||Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions |
||Association of American Medical Colleges |
||American Dental Education Association |
||American Association of Colleges of Nursing |
||National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties |
||American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine |
||American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy |
||Physician Assistant Education Association|
Resource Groups: Association of Schools of Public Health and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework >>
The Task Force developed and revised the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework. This Framework is the first structured and comprehensive curriculum agenda for integrating clinical prevention and population health into the education of students across the health professions disciplines. The academic community is encouraged to apply this Framework to curriculum design, evaluation and accreditation efforts.
Education for Health >>
Healthy People 2020 is an ambitious, science-based,10-year agenda for improving the health of all Americans. A key component, Education for Health, is an educational roadmap to achieve the Healthy People 2020 goals. Formulated by the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, this set of new and revised educational objectives provides a vehicle for promoting the discussion and progress that will be needed to achieve an integrated, seamless approach to education for health for the American public as well as for health professionals.
Successful Practices Project >>
New educational models for Population Health Education
The Successful Practices Project encouraged the creation and dissemination of institutional case studies that support the Healthy People 2020 educational objectives as defined in the Education for Health framework.
The case studies describe the development of successful prevention, population health, and public health programs in graduate health professions education programs and at 2-year and 4-year undergraduate institutions.
Authors chosen to develop case-studies worked closely with discipline-specific Task Force organizations or the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to complete 47 case-studies in a variety of disciplines.
Peer Reviewed Publications
2011 American Journal of Preventive Medicine Articles
2004 American Journal of Preventive Medicine Articles