Online Program

Education for Population Health across All Professions

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sarah Weiner, MPH, CPH, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Washington, DC
Ruth Gaare Bernheim, JD, MPH, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
As part of its mission to create a broad vision for education in public health for the 21st century, the Framing the Future Task Force, established by ASPPH, recognizes the significant value of interprofessional engagement and the essential need for cross-disciplinary collaboration to improve population health outcomes and health equity.  An expert panel was charged with describing the elements of population health that all professionals would benefit from learning during their education. An evident commitment is to bidirectional learning, recognizing that effective interprofessional collaboration also depends on public health students acquiring the insights, tools, and vocabulary of other professions. The expert panel held vigorous discussions with consultants representing many sectors about curricular opportunities to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving across professions.

As the recommendations are disseminated, implemented, and evaluated at different institutions, ASPPH will continue to engage faculty and other professionals in clinical/health and other non-health focused professional sectors, including those in the workforce, in sharing educational strategies that foster innovative professional practice around population health. The expert panel’s recommendations will continue to evolve to reflect new understanding of how various professional activities impact population health, leading to transformative, interdisciplinary work across organizations and sectors to improve population health in the 21st century.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the intended audience for the guidelines provided by the Population Health across All Professions Expert Panel. Examine the recommendations in light of one’s own academic program(s). Provide comments on the recommendations in the report to guide the field in next steps for further disseminating, adopting, adapting, and implementing the Population Health across All Professions guidelines.

Keyword(s): Public Health Curricula & Competencies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I provided staff support to the expert panel and was involved in every aspect of the creation of the report.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.