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CDC 6|18 Initiative

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6|18 Initiative Case Study

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce the availability of funds to develop problem-based case studies aimed at deepening health professions students’ understanding of the value of public health–health care collaboration.

Through the 6|18 Initiative, CDC is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with rigorous evidence about six high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. 

By 6|18, CDC means that they are targeting six common and costly health conditions—tobacco use, high blood pressure, health care-associated infections, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and diabetes—with 18 proven specific interventions that formed the starting point of discussions with purchasers, payers, and providers.

Funding Opportunity

APTR is providing a small grant of up to $14,000 to faculty to support the development of an educational case study that focuses on the importance of building effective, outcome-oriented partnerships and coalitions among public health, providers, purchasers, payers, and communities. 

Deadline: January 31, 2017

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The case study should be applicable to a variety of students across the health professions, and will be promoted by the 11 health professions education associations that comprise the APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, for which AACOM is a member organization.

For more information and resources, visit the 6|18 Initiative website.


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Vol. 1, No. 2
January 25, 2017