Posted: April 2, 2020

A Primer on Population Health: A New Resource for Students and Clinicians


The AFMC Primer on Population Health is an e-textbook on population health that is available free online. Its mission is to improve the teaching of public health in medical education. The resource has three parts covering the theory, methods, and practice of public health in clinical medicine.


Barbie Shore, BA, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
Denise Donovan, MB, MPH, Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ian Johnson, MD, MSc, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Ian McDowell, PhD, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Self-Directed Learning


Public Health, Population Health, Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences, Medical Education, Journal Supplement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Online Text