Healthy People Curriculum Task Force
Convened by the Association
of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and the Association
of Academic Health Centers in January 2003, the overall objective
of the Task Force is to fulfill Healthy
People 2010 Objective 1.7- "Increase the proportion of schools
of medicine, schools of nursing and health professional training schools
whose basic curriculum for health care providers includes the core competencies
in health promotion and disease prevention"
Organizations represented on the Task Force include:
of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Dental Education Association
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic
Association of Academic Health Centers
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of Physician Assistant Programs
Association of Schools of Public Health
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner
Specific Task Force objectives include:
- The Task Force will agree upon a common generic framework
for presenting the Healthy People Health Promotion Disease Prevention
- As part of the work of the Task Force, each clinical health profession
will draft discipline-specific curriculum objectives using the generic
- After Task Force discussions, each clinical health profession will
seek endorsement of their discipline-specific objectives by their professional
organization or association.
- The Task Force will identify a funding mechanism for surveying clinical
health professional schools to obtain base line data on the degree to
which the discipline specific objectives are integrated into existing
- The Task Force members will publish the discipline-specific objectives
and the findings of the survey as well as an overall
publication on the work of the Task Force.
- The Task Force will provide the discipline-specific objectives, the
survey finding, and its recommendations for inclusion in the Healthy
People 2010 midterm review and the Healthy People 2020 planning process.
- The clinical health professions will make recommendations to their
accreditation boards for inclusion of Healthy People Curriculum Objectives
as requirements for accreditation.
- The clinical health professions will make recommendations for inclusion
of questions assessing the Healthy People Curriculum objectives in their
- The Task Force will make recommendations for ongoing data collections
relevant to the Healthy People Curriculum objectives.
- The Task Force will make recommendations for interdiscipinary/ multiprofessional
educational programs that can fulfill Healthy People Curriculum objectives.
Task Force Meetings
for minutes of the Task Force's January 31, 2003 meeting.
For more information
For more information on the Task Force, email Kent
Nordvig at the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
or visit the Task Force's official
To reach CCPH's representatives on the Task Force, email
Sarena D. Seifer or Suzanne
Biosketch - Sarena
Biosketch - Suzanne