The APTR undergraduate public health education initiative aims to fulfill the National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation that all undergraduates should have access to education in public health. APTR has taken the lead to develop the following activities:
Curriculum Guide to Undergraduate Public Health Education >>
The curriculum guide is designed to assist faculty who are developing undergraduate courses in public health as well as educational administrators and faculty curriculum committees who are designing undergraduate public health curricula. It assumes that the primary purpose of undergraduate public health is to produce an educated citizen.
Recommendations for Teaching Undergraduate Public Health >>
Recommended Core Undergraduate Public Health Curricula for Public Health 101, Epidemiology 101, and Global Health 101. Thesetools can assist faculty in developing each of the core courses.
Report on Public Health and Undergraduate Education >>
This report is a result of the 2006 APTR Consensus Conference on Undergraduate Public Health Education, which brought together leaders in public health, arts and sciences, and health p rofessions education to plan how undergraduate can become better informed about public health for the sake of lifelong citizenship--a goal all the more important given the health challenges facing the wor ld now and in the future.
Collaborative Integration of Public Health Content into Undergraduate EducationAPTR provided funding to eight members of the APTR Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health to facilitate increased involvement of graduate level public health programs in the advancement of undergraduate public health curricula.Qualifying Council member programs collaborated with faculty from undergraduate colleges within the same institution or neighboring or regional liberal education institutions to develop, pilot and evaluate undergraduate public health, global health, and epidemiology courses.
Innovations in Public Health Education Awards
Funded through the APTR-CDC Cooperative Agreement, awards were given to thirteen institutions to increase the design, teaching and evaluation of introductory undergraduate course work in public health and epidemiology and to encourage faculty engaged in undergraduate public health teaching to share experiences and exchange tools.