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APTR-CDC Cooperative Agreement

APIH LogoSince 1984, APTR has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve and increase collaborations between academic preventive medicine and public health. 

APTR is a recipient of the CDC Cooperative Agreement titled "CDC's Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity," and is one of four associations comprising the Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH). Partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are essential to improving health outcomes and health equity. APIH focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities through alliances among academic associations, universities, and CDC. APIH drives improvement of health outcomes by:

  • Working within the educational systems for public health, medical, and nursing 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 inter-professional collaboration and learning in health professional education
  • Strengthening academia's linkages to public health practice

Current projects are administered by the CDC Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Population Health Workforce Branch, Academic Partnerships to Improve Health Program. 

Current Cooperative Agreement Projects

Population Health In All Education

Purpose: This program convenes representatives from six non-traditional academic fields to make recommendations for integrating population health content.

Community Learning and Social Medicine Experience

Purpose: This program develops a multi-disciplinary, community-based rotation experience in public health and population health for CDC-APIH Fellows in the Atlanta, GA area. 

 Population Health Education Specialists

Purpose: Provide doctoral-level faculty experts from medical, health professions, and public health programs to develop and refine CDC fellowship competencies and curricula and deliver training workshops to CDC fellows in specific competency areas in public health.

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Visiting Faculty Program

Purpose: Provide activities that strengthen public health infrastructure and academic and public health partnerships. CDC Centers, Institutes and Offices (CIOs) may fund appointments to sponsor visiting faculty to train at CDC for a specified length of time, either on a full-time or part-time basis. The appointments provide faculty the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge, while at the same time providing subject matter expertise to CDC CIOs to enhance CDC programs. Faculty opportunities will be provided through a competitive award cycle promoted to position-specific audiences and disciplines.

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American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplements

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) is the official APTR journal. It publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Through the APTR-CDC cooperative agreement, CIOs may fund supplements in AJPM that disseminate best practices and build the scientific and programmatic evidence base. Since 1988, over 90 issues have been published by the CDC to disseminate translational research and practice on topics selected by CDC CIOs. Supplements are stand-alone issues of the journal focused on a specific topical area that are printed in addition to an AJPM regular issue and require a minimum of 8 articles. Sponsors without enough articles for a stand-alone supplement issue may be considered for a theme issue which is published as part of an AJPM regular issue.

Teaching Resources

Foundations of Population Health Science and Practice – Mini Course for Public Health Professionals

Purpose: Contribute to the ongoing professional development of the public health workforce by increasing their foundational knowledge of population health science and the effective design, implementation, and evaluation of population health practice activities. This new teaching tool is being developed by Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Case in Point: A Problem-Solving Experience in Population Health

Purpose: Create a customized series of case-studies to be used as a professional development opportunity for state and local health departments and health professions education programs to respond to the critical need for multidisciplinary training materials for population health.  The case-study is currently being used in the orientation for CDC Fellows.  This teaching resource was developed by Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance. 

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Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice

Purpose: To demonstrate the importance of interprofessional practice among health professionals to improve and protect population health in the context of a foodborne outbreak.

This module was developed collaboratively by the four national associations that comprise the CDC Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) initiative with expertise, guidance, and funding provided by CDC. The self-paced, interactive learning module is divided into three chapters--one set in an outpatient clinic, one at a local public health department, and one at a multidisciplinary meeting after the outbreak has resolved. The scenario is based on a multi-state foodborne outbreak that occurred in 2015-16.

Funding for this module was made possible by CDC Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services.

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Immunization Projects

sponsored by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing (IRUN) Experts

Purpose: The climate around immunizations, advancements in teaching methods for health professions education, and the practice of nursing call for enhanced immunization resources for training and education of nurses.

APTR and CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) convened experts in academic nursing and practice with diverse nursing perspectives representing undergraduate nursing educators, national nursing practice and education association members, and nursing students. Together, they work to offer recommendations on how to increase immunization content in undergraduate nursing curricula and ensure a future nursing workforce that supports the Healthy People 2020 initiative’s immunization objectives.   

Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing (IRUN) Framework

Purpose: To provide guidance for faculty on integrating immunization content into a curriculum, with a focus on entry-level learning for the undergraduate nursing student; ensure access to, and consistency of, current information for faculty and students; and prioritize information and content to be included in curricula. 

The IRUN framework consists of 12 topic areas with corresponding learning objectives and suggested resources. The topics range from vaccination principles to immunization practices, as well as other issues relevant to immunization. The framework objectives are meant to be comprehensive. Faculty members can present the subject matter in any order they find suitable. The framework does not provide instructions for teaching immunization in an academic setting. It serves solely as a guide to foundational topics.

To be released in fall 2019.

Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing (IRUN) Case Studies

Purpose: To address identified gaps within immunization training.

The IRUN case studies are adapted from CDC vaccine training materials. They are designed for all levels of undergraduate nursing education, beginner to advanced. The flexible design allows users to modify the materials to meet the needs of diverse curricula. An individual scenario may be inserted into a presentation to emphasize a teaching point or an entire set may be used for a class. Each case study will include a quiz, or other form of student assessment, and a facilitator guide for instructors. The 21 case studies are organized in 4 sections: Part 1: Patient Encounter: (Pediatric); Part 2: Vaccine Schedule 1 (Healthy Infants and Children, and Healthy Adolescents); Part 3: Vaccine Schedule 2 (Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Older Adult, Health Care Personnel); Part 4: Vaccine Schedule 3 (Using the CDC Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedule, Catch-up Schedule).


To be released in fall 2019.

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