What makes APTR distinct is the interprofessional make-up of our members who are public health, medical and health professions faculty and their institutions. Membership is open to faculty, students, and residents from all health professions, as well as their institutions. By uniting health professions educators, APTR is strengthening medicine and population health.
Online Membership Directory—The membership directory makes it easy to find colleagues. Members can search all APTR association members or view a listing of members.
APTR Career Source—List and access faculty or academic positions available at graduate public health programs, medical school departments of preventive and community medicine, medical school departments with a population health focus, health professions schools, and various health agencies.
Collaboratives, Forums and Blogs—These provide an easy way to connect and communicate with fellow members.
Teaching Prevention—This annual conference provides an opportunity for networking and education across health professions with a population health focus.
Council Meetings—Fall meetings of the Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health.
Public Policy Initiatives
APTR represents academic population health and preventive medicine before the executive and legislative branches of the US government. Through coalitions and working closely with other health professions organizations, APTR generates policy, tracks legislative and regulatory developments, and advocates for issues of importance to academic population health and prevention.
APTR advances the work and scholarship of its members and prevention and population health education through member representation on federal and national groups.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine—APTR official journal 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.
APTR News Now—E-newsletter of the association, APTR News Now highlights current activities and initiatives and provides updates for members on how policy affects academic population health and prevention, as well as funding opportunities, and member updates.
The APTR Library offers resources, curriculum, teaching materials, and self-study courses to support the teaching of clinical prevention and population health.
Fellowships and Training
APTR-CDC Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowships—Fellowship opportunities are available to members and their students in public health and preventive medicine interest areas with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fellows will gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health.
APTR-ODPHP Prevention Health Policy Residency Rotations—APTR members have access to continuing field placements for Preventive Medicine and Primary Care residents based at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health within the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Through the APTR Cooperative Agreements with CDC and ODPHP, APTR members have access to federal funding for academic preventive medicine and public health programs to carry out activities that support workforce developement.
APTR members have the opportunity to nationally recognize colleagues,organizations, and programs that have pushed the field to a higher degree of excellence. Each year, APTR honors the most distinguished individuals and programs in the field of prevention and public health education. Through their dedication, the awardees exemplify the goal of advancing education and serving the community.
Graduate Public Health Programs
The APTR Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health supports emerging and accredited graduate programs across the U.S. that grant public health degrees and therefore prepare students for professional careers in public health.
Assistance with implementing new public health education recommendations, including undergraduate education. Knowledge base of the most current resources on public health graduate programs including data reports, directories and curriculum materials. Access to CDC, ODPHP and other federal agency education and training opportunities for you and your students.