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Population Health Integration Curriculum
Population Health Integration Curriculum

ACPM has been awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement by the CDC Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to strengthen public health systems and services through national partnerships as part of the overall goal to improve and protect the nation's health.

The main focus of the cooperative agreement is a grant from the CDC Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to develop a comprehensive 'Population Health Integration Curriculum.' The purpose of the curriculum is to better equip public health and healthcare systems to use population health strategies to address challenging health problems and to instill a culture of prevention and population health in those settings. ACPM will develop and add two 1–1.5 CME/MOC courses to the curriculum in 2019.

Why is this curriculum important?

Preventive medicine physicians trained in population health continue to face challenges working in new types of health systems. According to a 2014 survey conducted among ACPM's preventive medicine physician membership, 98 percent of respondents said they can play a role in health systems transformation, yet 44 percent said they had no experience participating in health systems transformation.

ACPM aims to enable preventive medicine physicians to become 'Chief Population Health Strategists'—in expertise and authority—in health settings across the country. The curriculum will equip practicing preventive medicine physicians and others with the skills they need to succeed and be fulfilled in their careers while moving the nation’s health system toward realizing the vision of Healthy People 2020 and beyond.


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Calling for 2020 Population Health Faculty!

We're expanding our Population Health Integration Curriculum - adding three new 1 - 1.5 hour CME/MOC courses. To do that, we need additional faculty experts to aid in the development of these scientific evidence-based courses to build a foundation of population health expertise and help physicians evaluate and integrate population-level strategies in their work settings.

Faculty members will lead the way in developing courses and sharing knowledge on population health strategies across the health care landscape, together with other like-minded experts in the field. Faculty members will be compensated for their work in course development. 

Applications close on Friday, September 20, 2019!

Course subjects will include: 

  • Systems-based Approaches to Support Improvements in Lifestyle and Prevent Chronic Disease at the Population Level 
  • Developing Population-Level Performance Metrics and Evaluation of Population Health Strategies 
  • Population Level Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity

Faculty Requirements: 

  • Current ACPM membership 
  • Subject matter expertise in at least two of the following areas: 
    • Integrating improvements in lifestyle and population health strategies within health-systems and clinical settings 
    • Systems-based approaches to chronic disease prevention 
    • Using metrics to measure, evaluation and improve health at a population level
    • Addressing disparities and improving health of high-risk and vulnerable populations 
    • Assessing and addressing social determinants of health of high-risk and vulnerable populations 
  • Experience in at least two of the following areas: 
    • Obtaining leadership buy-in and managing consensus among team members 
    • Data collection and analytics 
    • Performance and quality metrics
    • Provider reimbursement through emerging payment models and/or delivery system reform models 
    • Effective communication 
    • Coalition and partnership building
    • Implementing health care programs and strategies 

To Apply: Ensure that you meet the selection criteria and complete the application form listed at the bottom of this page no later than Friday September 20, 2019. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. 

Faculty Application Form

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