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Patrick Remington MD MPH, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine & Public HealthAssociate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences
Sabrina Neeley PhD, Wright State University MPH ProgramTeaching Prevention 2015 Program Planning Chair

Healthy People Curriculum Task Force

APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force

The APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force represents eight prominent health professional education associations that have since 2002, collaborated to implement the educational objectives of Healthy People 2020 and to collect data for objectives:

  • ECBP-12-18: "Increase the inclusion of core clinical prevention and population health content in health professions education."
  • ECBP-19: "Increase the proportion of  academic institutions with health professions education programs whose  prevention curricula include interprofessional educational experiences.

Member Organizations     

American Association of Colleges of Nursing   

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 

American Dental Education Association    

Association of American Medical Colleges  

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Physician Assistant Education Association      

Resource Organizations

     Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

     Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework >>

The Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum 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.

The Framework is the first major outcome of the Task Force and was featured in the December 2004 and February 2011 issues of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  It provides a structure for organizing curriculum, monitoring curriculum, and communicating within and between disciplines and is designed to serve as a guideline for student education in the clinical health professions represented on the Task Force.  The Framework consists of four components:

  1. Evidence Base for Practice
  2. Clinical Preventive Services-Health Promotion
  3. Health Systems and Health Policy
  4. Community Aspects of Practice. 

The full Curriculum Framework includes a total of 20 domains under the four components. Examples of learning and teaching materials related to each domain are provided.

Each participating clinical health profession discipline is encouraged to review its curriculum requirements and recommendations and determine which of the 20 domains it wishes to recommend to or require of its constituent schools and degree programs. A variety of methods may be utilized for teaching the four components and integrating them into degree programs including use of service-learning and problem-based case studies. Synthesis of the four components of the Curriculum Framework is highly desirable.  The professions are encouraged to address student evaluation in order to ensure basic levels of competency.

Additional Resources for Interprofessional Prevention Education >>


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