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Case In Point: Background

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Project Background and Acknowledgements

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Case in Point: A Problem-Solving Experience in Population Health was the aim of a Workforce Improvement Project between Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance to respond to the critical need for multidisciplinary training materials for population health for CDC fellows and public health agencies. The objectives of the project were to:

  • Use a systematic approach to develop, pilot test, and prepare for dissemination 3 sets of case studies targeted for learners from various disciplines, population health entities, and Population Health Workforce Branch (PHWB) fellowship programs.
  • Build learners’ skills in multi-disciplinary collaboration and integration, effective communication, leadership, and problem-solving in the emerging population health context.
  • Contribute to improvements in competencies of the population health workforce.

The Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance was selected to create a customized case study experience for use at orientation for CDC fellows.  The experience was also designed to be a relevant and useful professional development opportunity for students and state and local departments of health.

The Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance is located within the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The mission of the Emory Centers is to strengthen the public health workforce and build capacity within the public health field by providing training and technical assistance to public health professionals and organizations nationwide to help them design, implement and evaluate programs, practices, and policies.


Participant Materials were designed by Erica Schechtman.


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This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number, 6 NU36OE000008-02-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) initiative through the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.

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