Characteristics of Academic Health Departments: Initial Findings From a Cross-Sectional Survey.

Title

Characteristics of Academic Health Departments: Initial Findings From a Cross-Sectional Survey.

Creator

Erwin Paul Campbell; Barlow Patrick; Brownson Ross C; Amos Kathleen; Keck C William

Publisher

Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP

Date

2016
2016-04

Description

Academic Health Departments (AHDs) represent collaborative relationships between public health academia and practice. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of AHD characteristics, to document the extent of collaboration between organizations in an AHD, and to explore the benefits of AHDs. An electronic survey on the AHD was sent to members of the AHD Learning Community–a virtual learning community with 338 members. There were 110 valid responses to the survey, with 65 indicating they were currently in an AHD partnership. Thirty-two percent of AHDs had been established for more than 10 years; 64% were engaged in joint research activities; and, while 92% of respondents placed a high value on improving the competencies of students, almost half placed a high value on improving the competencies of faculty. This study can be a springboard for further research on the impact of AHDs on practice, academia, and ultimately community health.

Subject

Academic Medical Centers – Evaluation; Academies and Institutes/*classification; Community Health Services; Cross Sectional Studies; Cross-Sectional Studies; Human; Humans; Public Health Administration; Questionnaires; Surveys and Questionnaires; United States; United States Public Health Service/*classification/trends

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

190–193

Issue

2

Volume

22

Citation

Erwin Paul Campbell; Barlow Patrick; Brownson Ross C; Amos Kathleen; Keck C William, “Characteristics of Academic Health Departments: Initial Findings From a Cross-Sectional Survey.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 30, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4391.

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