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10-year roadmap for reaching public health education goals
Date:1/11/2011

San Diego, CA, January 11, 2011 Launched on December 2, 2010, Healthy People 2020 is an ambitious, science-based, 10-year agenda for improving the health of all Americans. A key component, Education for Health, is an educational roadmap to achieve the Healthy People 2020 goals. Formulated by the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, this set of new and revised educational objectives provides a vehicle for promoting the discussion and progress that will be needed to achieve an integrated, seamless approach to education for health for the American public as well as for health professionals. The February 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine features a series of articles that examine public-health educational needs and goals for the U.S.

"The Task Force envisions a decade-long process to define and implement specific learning outcomes that can be integrated across the educational continuum," commented Richard K. Riegelman, MD, PhD, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and David R. Garr, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, co- chairs of the Task Force. "Interprofessional prevention education, in which health professionals learn and practice together, is seen by the Task Force as a key method for implementation. Understanding the roles played by a range of clinical health professionals is also essential for achieving optimal communication and understanding. Healthy People 2020 and discussions and pilot programs that connect public health, clinical health professions, and educators from the pre-K years through graduate school will be increasingly critical in the future. Stimulating these discussions and encouraging pilot efforts will continue to be central to the mission of the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force."

The Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, founded in 2002, is convened by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and represents eight prominent h
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