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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:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Dental Education Association
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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 Faculties

Specific Task Force objectives include:

  1. The Task Force will agree upon a common generic framework for presenting the Healthy People Health Promotion Disease Prevention curriculum.
  2. As part of the work of the Task Force, each clinical health profession will draft discipline-specific curriculum objectives using the generic framework.
  3. After Task Force discussions, each clinical health profession will seek endorsement of their discipline-specific objectives by their professional organization or association.
  4. 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 curriculum.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The clinical health professions will make recommendations to their accreditation boards for inclusion of Healthy People Curriculum Objectives as requirements for accreditation.
  8. The clinical health professions will make recommendations for inclusion of questions assessing the Healthy People Curriculum objectives in their certifying examinations.
  9. The Task Force will make recommendations for ongoing data collections relevant to the Healthy People Curriculum objectives.
  10. The Task Force will make recommendations for interdiscipinary/ multiprofessional educational programs that can fulfill Healthy People Curriculum objectives.

Task Force Meetings

Click here 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 website.

To reach CCPH's representatives on the Task Force, email Sarena D. Seifer or Suzanne Cashman.

Biosketch - Sarena D. Seifer

Biosketch - Suzanne Cashman


 

 

 
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