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2017 Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health Meeting

Featured Members
Patrick Remington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine & Public HealthAssociate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences


What makes APTR distinct is the interprofessional make-up of our members who are public health, medical and health professions faculty and their institutions. Membership is open to faculty, students, and residents from all health professions, as well as their institutions. By uniting health professions educators, APTR is strengthening medicine and population health.

Fellowships and Training

APTR-CDC Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowships

APTR-CDC Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowships provide opportunities to members and their students in public health and preventive medicine interest areas with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fellows gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health. Priority given to Institutional Members

APTR-ODPHP Prevention Health Policy Residency Rotations

APTR-ODPHP Health Policy Residency Rotations in Preventive Medicine offer APTR members access to continuing field placements for Preventive Medicine and Primary Care residents based at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health within the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Priority given to Institutional Members

Teaching Awards Program

The APTR Awards Program provides the opportunity for APTR members to be nationally recognized for their contributions to preventive medicine and public health education, research, and service. Each year, APTR honors the most distinguished individuals and programs in the field of prevention and public health education. Through their dedication, the awardees exemplify the goal of advancing education and serving the community. 

Teaching Prevention Conference

Teaching Prevention is the annual conference of the association and provides an opportunity for networking and education across health professions with a population health focus.

Curriculum Assistance

Assistance with implementing new public health education recommendations, including undergraduate education. Knowledge base of the most current resources on public health graduate programs including data reports, directories and curriculum materials. Access to CDC, ODPHP and other federal agency education and training opportunities for you and your students.

National Representation & Public Policy Initiatives

APTR represents academic population health and preventive medicine before the executive and legislative branches of the US government. Throughcoalitions and working closely with other health professions organizations, APTR generates policy, tracks legislative and regulatory developments, and advocates for issues of importance to academic population health and prevention. APTR advances the work and scholarship of its members and prevention and population health education through member representation on federal and national groups.


The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of APTR and publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse.

APTR News Now

E-newsletter of the association, APTR News Now highlights current activities and initiatives and provides updates for members on how policy affects academic population health and prevention, as well as funding opportunities, and member updates.

Access to Federal Funds

Institutional members are eligible to participate in CDC and ODPHP Cooperative Agreement-sponsored activities and workforce projects of APTR.

Online Resources

APTR Library

The APTR Library offers resources, curriculum, teaching materials, and self-study courses to support the teaching of clinical prevention and population health. 

Online Membership Directory

The membership directory makes it easy to find colleagues. Members can search all APTR association members or view a listing of members.

APTR Career Center

The APTR Career Center contains faculty or academic positions   APTR members may post unlimited listings at no cost. 

Interest Groups

These provide an easy way to connect and communicate with fellow members.

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