Clinical prevention and population health: curriculum framework for health professions

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Advisory Committees; Clinical Competence; *Curriculum; *Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Female; Health Occupations; Health Status; Humans; Male; Needs Assessment; Preventive Medicine; Program Development; Program Evaluation; Public Health; United States


Community Health | Other Medical Specialties | Preventive Medicine


The Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework is the initial product of the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force convened by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Centers. The Task Force includes representatives of allopathic and osteopathic medicine, nursing and nurse practitioners, dentistry, pharmacy, and physician assistants. The Task Force aims to accomplish the Healthy People 2010 goal of increasing the prevention content of clinical health professional education. The Curriculum Framework provides a structure for organizing curriculum, monitoring curriculum, and communicating within and among professions. The Framework contains four components: evidence base for practice, clinical preventive services-health promotion, health systems and health policy, and community aspects of practice. The full Framework includes 19 domains. The title "Clinical Prevention and Population Health" has been carefully chosen to include both individual- and population-oriented prevention efforts. It is recommended that all participating clinical health professions use this title when referring to this area of curriculum. The Task Force recommends that each profession systematically determine whether appropriate items in the Curriculum Framework are included in its standardized examinations for licensure and certification and for program accreditation.

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Am J Prev Med. 2004 Dec;27(5):471-6. Link to article on publisher's site

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American journal of preventive medicine

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