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Teaching Prevention 2020





What makes APTR distinct is the interprofessional make-up of our members who are public health, medical and health professions faculty and their institutions. Membership is open to deans, program directors, residency directors faculty, students, and residents from all health professions, as well as their institutions. By uniting health professions educators, APTR is strengthening medicine and population health.

Training Opportunities

The APTR-AHRQ Preventive Medicine Residency Rotation program offers APTR members access to continuing field placements for Preventive Medicine and Primary Care residents based at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This rotation provides an in-depth experience in the process of developing evidence-based recommendations. Priority given to Institutional Members

Teaching Awards Program

The APTR Awards Program provides the opportunity for APTR members to be nationally recognized for their contributions to preventive medicine and public health education, research, and service. Each year, APTR honors the most distinguished individuals and programs in the field of prevention and public health education. Through their dedication, the awardees exemplify the goal of advancing education and serving the community. 

Teaching Prevention Conference

Teaching Prevention is the annual conference of the association and provides an opportunity for networking and education across health professions with a population health focus.

Curriculum Assistance

Assistance with implementing new public health education recommendations, including undergraduate education. Knowledge base of the most current resources on public health graduate programs including data reports, directories and curriculum materials. Access to CDC, AHRQ and other federal agency education and training opportunities for you and your students.

National Representation & Public Policy Initiatives

APTR represents academic population health and preventive medicine before the executive and legislative branches of the US government. Through coalitions and working closely with other health professions organizations, APTR generates policy, tracks legislative and regulatory developments, and advocates for issues of importance to academic population health and prevention. APTR advances the work and scholarship of its members and prevention and population health education through member representation on federal and national groups.


The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of APTR and publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse.

APTR News Now

E-newsletter of the association, APTR News Now highlights current activities and initiatives and provides updates for members on how policy affects academic population health and prevention, as well as funding opportunities, and member updates.

Access to Federal Funds

Institutional members are eligible to participate in CDC and ODPHP Cooperative Agreement-sponsored activities and workforce projects of APTR.

APTR Career Center

The APTR Career Center contains faculty or academic positions. APTR members may post unlimited listings at no cost.

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