Since 1984, APTR has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a Cooperative Agreement that has made possible activities that improve and increase collaborations between academic preventive medicine and public health. Activities have included extramural funding and APTR (in-house) projects.
In 2012, APTR was honored to sign a new five-year cooperative agreement with the CDC to carry-out:
- Centers of Innovation for Improving Health
- Collection of data on graduate public health programs and their graduates
- Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs)
Other Cooperative Agreements
The CDC also has cooperative agreements with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of Schools of Public Health, and Association of Colleges of Nursing dating back to 2000, 1981 and 2012, respectively. To date, each of these cooperative agreements has resulted in more than $10 million of funded research conducted by the partnering association or its members.