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Achieving the Triple Aim: A Curriculum Framework for Health Professions Education

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health



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*Curriculum; Delivery of Health Care; Health Care Costs; Health Personnel; Humans; Patient Care; United States


Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Medical Education | Preventive Medicine


The 2014 Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework in this issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is described as a resource for preparing health professionals to achieve the Triple Aim: improving the patient experience of care, reducing the per capita cost of care, and improving the health of the population. The strengths of the Framework in guiding health professions education are described and the consensus-based process that included members from major health professional organizations to develop the Framework is discussed. Links are provided to examples illustrating the Framework’s use in health professions educational settings.

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Citation: Am J Prev Med. 2015 Aug;49(2):294-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.027. Link to article on publisher's site

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