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AAMC-CDC Cooperative Agreement


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Academic Partnerships to Improve Health External Link focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities through alliances among academic associations, universities, and CDC. In August 2017, CDC awarded the AAMC and three other national academic associations funds to support public health workforce activities to enhance population health education for medical, nursing, and public health students.


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Teaching Medical Spanish to Improve Population Health Webinar

February 22, 2018 | 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will highlight the impact of patient-provider language concordance on clinical practice and health care delivery in an increasingly diverse population. There will be an extended Q&A session at the end.


MLP Learner Survey

The AAMC AHEAD Medical-Legal Partnership Learner Survey assesses the impact of various types of educational activities regarding medical-legal partnerships and the social determinants of health on student, resident, and/or fellow outcomes.  The survey specifically examines changes in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors before and after the educational intervention.  The survey design supports the evaluation of four Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) and six General Physician Competencies.  It is designed for broad applicability across different educational intervention models/intensities including other health professional learners.  It also serves as a core set of questions institutions can add to in order to create a survey instrument that is particularly relevant to their learner populations, stakeholders, and context.


MLP Patient Survey

The AAMC AHEAD Medical-Legal Partnership Patient and Community Health Survey assesses the impact of legal interventions on a patient’s perception of his/her health and the quality of services received from a medical-legal partnership.  The survey is administered before the legal intervention and thirty days after a case is closed.  Specific administration instructions for the pre and post surveys are described in detail.  It is designed for broad applicability across different intervention models and serves as a foundation upon which other institutions can build a survey instrument relevant to their patient population and community context.



History of the AAMC-CDC Cooperative Agreement

The AAMC entered into its first Cooperative Agreement with the CDC in 2000 to enhance collaborations between the academic medical and public health practice communities. Achievements of the cooperative agreement include 133 extramural grants projects among constituents, Regional Medicine-Public Health Education Centers and other AAMC-based projects, two published reports, three cycles of a competitive grants program to improve public health content in medical education, student opportunities at CDC, and a multi-professional grants activity to improve preparedness among eight health professions groups.

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