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CDC 6|18 Initiative Case Study

Enhancing Prevention and Population Health Education by Accelerating Evidence into Action


Deadline: January 31, 2017

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The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce the availability of funds to develop problem-based case studies aimed at deepening health professions students’ understanding of the value of public health–health care collaboration.

Through the 6|18 Initiative, CDC is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with rigorous evidence about six high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. This initiative offers proven interventions that prevent chronic and infectious diseases by increasing their coverage, access, utilization and quality.

In particular, CDC is targeting six common and costly health conditions – tobacco use, high blood pressure, healthcare-associated infections, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and diabetes – with 18 proven specific interventions that form the starting point of discussions with purchasers, payers, and providers. It aligns these evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models. For more information and resources, please go to



Type of Award    Contract/Subaward 
Opportunity Title

 CDC 6|18 Initiative Case Study: Enhancing Prevention and
 Population Health Education by Accelerating Evidence into Action

Participating Organizations  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Total Direct & Indirect Costs   $14,000 maximum award (including indirects)
Allowable Indirect Rate  8% maximum
Number of Awards  1
Application Deadline  January 31, 2017
Award Date  February 28, 2017 
Completion Date  August 10, 2017 



APTR is providing a small grant to faculty to support the development of an educational case study that focuses on the importance of building effective, outcome-oriented partnerships and coalitions among public health, providers, purchasers, payers, and communities. This should include addressing how to leverage facilitators and overcome barriers to effective partnerships, such as learning the assets, culture, and language of other stakeholders, how to articulate a convincing business case, and how to manage operational barriers and defining measures of effectiveness of the partnership.  

The case study should deepen students’ understanding of three population health concepts in particular: 
1. Identify how socioeconomic, environmental, cultural, and other population-level determinants of health are fueling the growth of high-burden health conditions.
2. How to use population health improvement strategies (e.g., systems and policy advocacy, program or policy development) to operationalize interventions on a health systems level.
3. How to use community-engagement strategies to improve the health of communities, contribute to the reduction of health disparities, and promote the sustainability of a system-level intervention.

Each case study will include a facilitator guide for instructors, discussion questions, and a quiz or other form of student assessment. The case study should be applicable to a variety of students across the health professions, and will be promoted by the 11 health professions education associations that comprise the APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force. 



Public health and clinical health professions institutions of higher education in the United States, specifically departments offering education in population health and related disciplines, who are institutional members of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research at the time of award.



Applications must be submitted electronically at Applicants can complete the “application narrative” and “other application content” offline and then upload and submit.

Online submission form and narrative applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST on January 31, 2017.

Application Format, content and detailed instructions can be found in the Request for Proposals.


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For administrative and technical questions, please contact:

Vera S. Cardinale, MPH
Director, Training and Education
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
202.463.0550 ext. 129  |


This project is made possible through Cooperative Agreement #5U36OE000005 between the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Scientific Services, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is subject to federal grant regulations [CFDA #93.990].



This funding opportunity is made available by the Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) in the Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Scientific Services. APIH focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities through alliances among academic associations and CDC. APIH drives improvement of health outcomes by working within the educational systems for public health and clinical health professions students to enhance teaching of population health concepts; aligning academic approaches (curricula, teaching materials, or methods) and field experiences with ground-level public health priorities and practice needs; fostering interprofessional collaboration and learning in health professional education; strengthening academia's linkages to public health practice and providing opportunities for hands-on experience for students working with communities and public health partners. 


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