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Healthy People Curriculum Task Force Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions March 17, 2006 Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD.

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1 Healthy People Curriculum Task Force Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions March 17, 2006 Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD

2 Mission 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

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5 The Conveners of the Task Force The Healthy People Curriculum Task Force was established in 2002 as a joint project of the Association of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM) and the Association of Academic Health Centers (AHC)

6 The Seven Participating Organizations- zAssociation of American Medical Colleges zAmerican Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine zNational Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties z American Association of Colleges of Nursing zAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy zAssociation of Physician Assistant Programs zAmerican Dental Education Association

7 Resource and Affiliated Groups zAssociation of Schools of Public Health zCommunity-Campus Partnerships for Health zStudent Health Alliance

8 Curriculum Framework A generic Curriculum Framework that will serve as basis for: z Intra & interprofesional communication z Curriculum design z Curriculum monitor & accreditation review z Monitoring of baseline and follow-up data for Healthy People 2010.

9 Development of Curriculum Framework 1.Preliminary Framework- approved by Task Force –July Review by Participating Organizations and Web-based public and professional comment period July 2003-December Revision of Framework January Approval of Initial Framework including detailed report March 2004 Planned revision of Framework beginning 2008

10 Curriculum Framework Define Core Components Begin by defining Core Components of the Curriculum Framework that are compatible with the curriculum expectations of all participating clinical health professions.

11 Curriculum Framework- Core Components z Evidence Base for Practice z Clinical Preventive Services- Health Promotion z Health Services and Health Policy z Community Aspects of Practice

12 Curriculum Framework- Specific Content Each of the 19 Content Structure items are accompanied by examples of the specific content areas that could fulfill the intent of each item Full report available at

13 Curriculum Framework- Curriculum Naming Clinical Prevention and Population Health This name has been agreed upon by the Task Force and should be used to identify this curriculum. It is designed to indicate: z Individual clinically oriented prevention often incorporated in the term Health Promotion- Disease Prevention or Clinical Prevention z Population oriented prevention increasingly incorporated in the term population health.

14 Curriculum Framework- Naming Clinical Prevention and Population Health zIt is designed to focus attention on both individual and population based preventive zThis term will be used by all participating professions to identify this area of curriculum.

15 Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework zEvidence Base for Practice yEpidemiology and Biostatistics yEvaluating Health Research Literature yHealthcare Quality Improvement ySurveillance Strategies yDeterminants of Disease

16 Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework zClinical Preventive Services and Health Promotion zScreening zCounseling zImmunization zPreventive Medication

17 zHealth Systems and Health Policy zHealthcare and Public Health Systems zHealth Services Financing zHealth Workforce zHealth Policy Development Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework

18 Community Aspects of Practice zEnvironmental Health zOccupational Health zHealth Communications & Needs Assessment zGlobal Health zCultural Diversity zCommunity Health & Public Health Preparedness

19 Dissemination of Curriculum Framework zPublication in December 2004 AJPM with 3 commentaries including Surgeon General with widespread distribution of reprints zPublications in discipline specific journals submitted or being written zAcademic Health Centers- Congress of Health Professions Education June 2005 z Outreach Conference February 2006 including ASAHP

20 Potential Roles of Health Professions zModify and adopt the Curriculum Framework to your needs zParticipate in the PERC zParticipate in the data collection process zParticipate in the Interprofessional Conference

21 Modify and Adopt the Framework z The Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework can be modified and adapted to the needs of additional health professions zAdoption may include endorsement by educational organizations, inclusion in accreditation process, inclusion in standardized testing

22 Macy Grant-Prevention Education Resource Center (PERC) Goal: Develop Web-Based Resource Center zAccess to curriculum keyed to components of curriculum framework zPeer review and/or user comments on curriculum zWeb links to curriculum materials zAvailability of consultation and curriculum development assistance Other professions may wish to participate

23 Data Collection Process Baseline and follow-up data is required for Healthy People 2010 Objective 1.7 requires baseline and follow-up data A uniform collection process is being developed for the seven professions Other professions may wish to participate

24 Participation in Interprofessional Conference zConference on Interprofessional Education will take place in 2007 zConference may focus on Workforce domain of curriculum framework zPlans are still in the initial phase zAdditional health professions may wish to participate

25 Undergraduate Public Health z Task Force has endorsed IOM recommendation that: …all undergraduate have access to education in public health. Task Force will convene a Consensus Conference with ASPH, ATPM, and Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)

26 Undergraduate Public Health z Consensus Conference will examine recommendations for teaching: Public Health 101- an introductory course with a population health focus designed to fulfill a social science distribution requirement Epidemiology 101- an introductory course that includes an epidemiology laboratory designed to fulfill a science distribution requirement


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