Public Health Resources for Medical Education


MedEdPORTAL’s Public Health Collection serves as the online destination for identifying, developing, and sharing resources aimed at improving the public health content along the continuum of medical education. Through the AAMC-CDC Cooperative Agreement, the collection supports the goals of the Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) to share and promote public health education resources to enhance the teaching of population health concepts. 

The integration of public health into medical education curriculum exposes physicians to varied sources of epidemiologic and statistical data, socioeconomic factors, and public health systems that collectively influence the burden of disease in a community. A comprehensive understanding of public health and specific community needs is vital for physicians in order to:

  • Facilitate behavioral change in a given population;

  • Improve clinical and patient care best practices;

  • Identify institutional and community resources to promote better health outcomes for individuals and populations;

  • Ensure they understand their roles in the public health system and work with public health colleagues to promote and protect health;

  • Reduce health disparities and improve health equity for all.

This collection is a compendium of tools and resources to assist with the incorporation of public health principles into medical education.

Call for submissions

The Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) MedEdPORTAL announces a call for submissions for educational tools and resources to be included in its Public Health Collection. The Public Health Collection will help improve public health content along the continuum of medical education and support the expansion of a better prepared health workforce. Topics for this call for submissions include education resources related to the population health competencies, including: social determinants of health, prevention, community engagement, and population health improvement strategies.  PDF DocumentDownload Call for Submissions.

Submitting a Resource

Do you want to share a new and innovative resource, approach, or strategy spanning healthcare education, delivery, and research?  Submit to iCollaborative.

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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century
This Institute of Medicine (IOM) report examines the education of public health professionals, who are an essential component of the public health workforce. Report recommendations range from establishing partnerships between schools of public health and other academic disciplines, local and state health departments and community organizations...

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Get Involved: Authors

iCollaborative seeks resources to populate the Public Health Collection. Review the PDF DocumentCall for Submissions to identify where to submit your materials.

Get Involved: Peer Reviewers

Publications is accepting reviewer nominations for the Public Health Collection. To nominate your peer, please email:

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