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Teaching Prevention 2019

APTR-CDC Cooperative Agreement
Since 1984, APTR has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a Cooperative Agreement that has made possible activities that improve and increase collaborations between academic preventive medicine and public health. Activities have included extramural funding and APTR (in-house) projects. 


Teaching Modules and Case Study Development Projects

APTR and its members have partnered with CDC to develop a variety of teaching modules and case studies for population health education across the health professions. APTR announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to develop a series of "Case Studies and Supporting Content in Communication, Leadership, and Problem-solving for Population Health." 

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Academic Innovation Models

Prevention Education Evaluation Subgrants

Funding provided to institutions to more rigorously evaluate the effectiveness and impact of innovative prevention education programs and assess learner outcomes in order to understand, promote, and replicate successful practices. 

Interprofessional Prevention Education Evaluation Subgrants

Evaluated the progress, effectiveness, and impact of pioneering interprofessional prevention education programs in order to promote and replicate successful practices.

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APTR sponsored webinars to highlight or advance programs within the CDC Cooperative Agreement. These webinars were open to the public health community.

Health Literacy and Plain Language 

The webinar is presented by a nationally recognized health professions educator and recipient of the 2016 Health Literacy Teaching Award from APTR.

Responsible Conduct of Research Webinar

This webinar provides an introduction to the laws, policies, and procedures for the ethical conduct and reporting of research. It is presented by an active researcher and leading national expert on the public health workforce.

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Journal Supplement Program

Through the APTR-CDC Cooperative Agreement, APTR collaborates with CDC on the publication and distribution of journal articles and supplements through AJPM. The Journal Supplement Project was designed as a means of enhancing dissemination of translational research and practice to a broad prevention and population health audience. Supplement issues are stand-alone issues printed in addition to AJPM’s regular issue. Theme issues are published as part of AJPM’s regular issue.

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Immunization Education Programs

You Call The Shots: Web-based Training Course

This web-based course is an interactive, self-study program consisting of a series of modules covering all aspects of immunization. The modules provide basic vaccine content, links to resource materials, a comprehensive glossary, and self-tests to assess learning.

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MARTi: Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization

Website ( designed in conjunction with CDC for medical assistants to enhance their knowledge about immunization and effective, safe delivery of vaccines. 

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TIME: Teaching Immunization for Medical Education

The TIME curriculum is designed for use in medical schools to support immunization instruction. The materials provide student objectives, learning objectives, key teaching points, and resources that can be integrated into existing medical curricula.  

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Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing Education

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 formed the Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing Education (IRUN) committee to facilitate the integration of immunization teaching materials into undergraduate nursing education.

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