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APTR Public Health Learning Modules Presentation at APHA Annual Meeting
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APTR Public Health Learning Modules Presentation at APHA Annual Meeting

APTR Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health grantees Jennifer Ibrahim and Jessica Boyer of Temple University's MPH Program will discuss the development of APTR's new Public Health Learning Modules. Using Healthy People 2020 as a framework, the purpose of this project was to build a series of educational modules that address policy and programming approaches to advance population health. The project was supported through a Cooperative Agreement with HHS/ODPHP.

11/17/2014
When: Monday, November 17, 2014
11:10 - 11:30 AM
Where: APHA Annual Meeting and Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Jennifer Ibrahim and Jessica Boyer of Temple University MPH Program
Contact: Vera Cardinale
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 311243  Public Health Learning Modules: Using Healthy People 2020 to Improve Population Health

Monday, November 17, 2014 : 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

 

https://apha.confex.com/apha/142am/webprogram/Paper311243.html

 

Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Jessica Boyer, MSW-MPH Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Background: Over the last few decades, there has been a steady shift in public health approaches to health promotion and disease prevention from a focus on individual interventions to a greater focus on population-based approaches. Using Healthy People 2020 as a framework, the purpose of this project was to build a series of educational modules that address policy and programming approaches to advance population health.

Results: We created fourteen modules that can be used individually to supplement an existing course or combined to create a stand-alone course for the education of undergraduate, graduate and/or professional students; modules can be adapted to the specific audience by using the appropriate exercises and student assessments. Each module includes readings, slides, video lectures, activities and student assessments; several modules include case studies to demonstrate practical use and associated challenges of public health practice. Topics addressed include substance use, tobacco, preparedness, obesity, injury prevention, mental health and several other areas. The modules were a collaborative effort created by faculty from CEPH accredited schools and programs and public health practitioners from across Philadelphia, providing students with a look at the career trajectories of professionals involved in public health.

Impact: Healthy People 2020 emphasizes the need for collaboration across disciplines and professions to drive and improve evidence-based public health policies and practices. The learning modules provide the latest evidence on a range of public health topics while demonstrating interprofessional collaboration among academics and practitioners in action; this is an essential element of public health education.

 

 

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives: 
Describe Healthy People 2020 Learning Modules project Define the overarching goals of the Healthy People 2020 initiative Describe the available data to track progress related to Healthy People objectives Explain the modules format and how Healthy People can more effectively be integrated into public health and inter-professional education

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration, Practice-Based Research

 

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the principal investigator on the study and directed all aspects of the design and implementation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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