Posted: July 3, 2013

An Enhancement Strategy for Integration of Population Health into Medical School Education: Employing the Framework Developed by the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force

Description

This article describes a strategy to enhance the integration of population health content into the medical school curriculum at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2005-06. The Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework developed by the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force is used as a template for curriculum analysis. Integration strategies included the use of a Case-Based Series in Population-Oriented Prevention (C-POP); community assessments; public health assignments; and prevention history-taking. This article is included in the April 2008 "Population Health Education" theme issue of Academic Medicine.

Keywords

Public Health, Population Health, Healthy People, Case-based Learning

Authors

Kathryn Waldrop Kerkering, MD, MPH, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University


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