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APTR Participates in CDC Academic Partnerships Open House

Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
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APTR staff visited CDC in Atlanta to present at the Academic Partnerships to Improve Health Open House, which took place September 25-26, 2017 at four CDC campuses. Vera Cardinale, MPH, APTR Director of Training and Education, was joined by staff from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to help kick off the new 5-year cycle of Cooperative Agreements. The Population Health Workforce Branch (PHWB), Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (DSEPD) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) manages the CDC cooperative agreements with academic associations to build public health workforce capacity and improve health outcomes of individuals and communities. These cooperative agreements offer opportunities for CDC to engage with academic partners to:

  • Strengthen academia’s linkages to public health practice;
  • Enhance teaching of population health concepts and their full integration into health professionals’ education;
  • Align academic approaches (curricula, teaching materials, or methods) and field experiences with ground-level public health priorities and practice needs; and
  • Provide opportunities for hands-on experience for students working with communities and public health partners
During the four open house events, each association gave presentations and answered questions from representatives from various CDC Centers, Institutes and Offices. They also had the opportunity to meet with CSELS Center Director,
Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH.

To learn more go to:
Academic Partnerships with CDC

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