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American Journal of Preventive Medicine

A series of articles that examine public-health educational needs and goals for the U.S.  These articles appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 2 (February 2011) published by Elsevier. Funding was provided by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation of New York.


A 2020 Vision for Educating the Next Generation of Public Health Leaders
HK Koh, JM Nowinski, JJ Piotrowski

Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, provides direction for where the nation can and should head as it attempts to educate health professionals and the community at large for a healthier America.

Healthy People 2020 and Education for Health: What Are the Objectives?
RK Riegelman, DR Garr

This introductory overview explains the background and development of the Education for Health
framework and outlines the challenges for the next decade.

Healthy People 2020 Objectives: Education for Health

Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs for Schools and Communities
DD Inman, Karen M. van Bakergem, AC LaRosa, DR Garr

Beginning with communities and local schools, Dianna Inman and colleagues view the role of education as part of the broader socioecologic model of health. Employing a comprehensive literature review, the authors have identified and recommend evidence-based, peer-reviewed programs, strategies, and

Community Colleges and Public Health: Making the Connections
BA Kirkwood, RK Riegelman

The authors point out that while public health is a rapidly growing undergraduate major at 4-yearinstitutions, community colleges may play an increasingly important role in the future of health education.Two-year programs leading to associate degrees or certificates may provide some of the 250,000 health
care workers who will be needed by 2020.

Undergraduate Public Health at 4-Year Institutions: It's Here to Stay
RK Riegelman, S Albertine

Riegelman and Albertine carry this theme forward with an article about increasing the number of 4-yearinstitutions that offer minors or majors in public health. They also discuss how public health education
should be part of all undergraduate curricula, leading to a better-informed citizenry.

Using the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework to Encourage Curricular Change
R Maeshiro, CH Evans, JM Stanley, SM Meyer, VW Spolsky, SC Shannon, MB Bigley, JD Allan, WG Lang,KL Johnson

Maeshiro and co-authors review how the original Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework, issued in 2004, has been incorporated into initiatives that help promote curricular change, such as accreditation standards and national board examination content, and efforts to disseminate the experiences of peers, expert recommendations, and activities that monitor and update curricular content

Tools for Implementation: Education for Health

Model Approaches for Advancing Interprofessional Prevention Education
CH Evans, SB Cashman, DA Page, DR Garr

Recognizing that the healthcare systems of the future will rely increasingly on professionals from multiple disciplines, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research sponsored the Institute for Interprofessional Prevention Education in 2007 and in 2008. Clyde H. Evans and co-authors describe the Institute, the lessons learned about team-building, and the collaboration required to coordinate interprofessional care.

The Roles of Healthcare Professionals in Implementing Clinical Prevention and Population Health
T Zenzano, JD Allan, MB Bigley, RL Bushardt, DR Garr, K Johnson, W Lang, R Maeshiro, SM Meyer, SC Shannon, VW Spolsky, JM Stanley

In the final article, Zenzano and colleagues summarize each health profession’s contributions to the fıelds of prevention and population health, explain how the profession contributes to interprofessional education or practice, review specific challenges faced in the provision of these types of services, and highlight future opportunities to expand the provision of these services.



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