Posted: April 2, 2020

Community–Academic Partnerships: How Can Communities Benefit?

Description

This article describes the public health projects required of 2nd year medical students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The projects are developed and executed in collaboration with community-based organizations, and facilitated through a partnership with the United Way of Chittenden County Volunteer Center. The authors describe the benefits to community health and to community-based organizations that result from these student projects. This article is part of the October, 2011 Supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, "Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education." The supplement is based on the September 2010 conference of the same name that drew more than 190 medical and public health educators and public health practitioners from the U.S. and Canada. Publication of the Supplement was supported by the cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Authors

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Hendrika Maltby, PhD, RN, University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Kathleen Mackin, MA, United Way of Chittenden County
Martha Maksym, MPA, United Way of Chittenden County

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

Domain

Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Tutorial

Keywords

Public Health, Population Health, Preventive Medicine, Journal Supplement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community-based organizations, Community health