The Academic Health Department: the process of maturation.

Title

The Academic Health Department: the process of maturation.

Creator

Erwin Paul Campbell; Keck C William

Publisher

Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP

Date

2014
2014-06

Description

The Academic Health Department (AHD) involves an arrangement between a governmental health agency and an academic institution, which provides mutual benefits in teaching, service, research, and practice. From its initial development in the mid-1980s as the public health equivalent of the relationship between a teaching hospital and a medical school, the AHD concept has evolved to include multiple levels of governmental public health agencies (local, state, and federal) as well as multiple academic institutions (public health, medicine, and primary care medical residencies). Throughout the decade of the 2000s, multiple influences have impacted both the quality and quantity of AHDs, leading to an expansion of AHDs through the Council on Linkages' AHD Learning Community. The value of the AHD–as described from prior studies as well as the AHD case examples in this current special issue–is evident in its impact on the quality of educational experiences and workforce development, agency and academic accreditation, practice-based research, and the potential to influence health reform.

Subject

*Public Health Administration; Academic Medical Centers; Accreditation; Education; Epidemiological Research; Experiential Learning; Government Agencies – Classification; Humans; Interinstitutional Relations; Interinstitutional Relations – Trends; Local Government; Medical; Outcomes (Health Care); Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Preventive Health Care – Education; Professional Development; Public Health – Education; Public Health Administration; Public Health Professional/methods/*organization & administration; Public Health/*organization & administration; Quality of Health Care; Schools; State Government; Teaching; United States; Universities/organization & administration

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

270–277

Issue

3

Volume

20

Citation

Erwin Paul Campbell; Keck C William, “The Academic Health Department: the process of maturation.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4390.

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