Partnership for a Healthier World

Training and Professional Development

Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide

Published by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, the Curriculum Planning Guide is an essential resource for curriculum planning at all levels of health professional education. The guide features background readings, case studies, worksheets, handouts, resources and reflection questions. The Guide’s goals are to:

  • Demonstrate effective community-oriented curriculum strategies to equip future health professionals with competencies in health promotion and disease prevention;
  • Facilitate awareness about health disparities and solutions for addressing them through community-oriented curriculum strategies;
  • Facilitate awareness about community-campus partnerships as a tool for curriculum reform and improving community health; and
  • Contribute to a national effort to improve student education and the overall health of communities.
  • Publication: Summer 2003

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Advancing Healthy Populations: The Pfizer Guide to Careers in Public Health

  • Inspires pursuit of work in the field and provides a practical resource for maximizing potential opportunities across a broad range of potential career choices
  • New guide features critical topics such as health policy and management, epidemiology, oral health, family health, behavioral science and health education, health communications, occupational safety, environmental health, public health preparedness, international and global health, and more
  • Contributors include leaders in many areas of the public health field including research, academia, field work, policy, and more
  • Guide will be provided to schools of public health, public health associations, state and local health departments, as well as to the deans of under-graduate science programs and medical, nursing, and pharmacy schools
  • Publication: Fall 2002

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Centers for Disease Control Foundation Epidemiology Field Experience Elective

  • Encourages physicians to pursue epidemiology through an innovative training program that introduces physicians-in-training to public health and the field practice of epidemiology
  • Provides medical students and/or house officers training at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and hands-on field epidemiology experience at a local or state health department
  • Program established in 2003.

For more information on The CDC Experience: Applied Epidemiology Fellowship, please click here

The CDC Fellowship Experience
Press Release: New Program Offers Medical Students Hands-on Training at CDC

National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Training Program

  • Provides National Institutes of Health (NIH)-selected medical and dental students with an opportunity to become involved in conducting clinical research projects at an early stage in their careers, mentored by NIH faculty
  • Public-private partnership supported by a grant to the Foundation for the NIH; open to creative, research-oriented medical and dental students following the third year of medical or dental school
  • Partnership established in 1997

To learn more about the CRTP fellows’ and their projects, please click here

For further details and application information, please click here

Pfizer Practicum Rotation in Health Policy and Preventive Medicine at the American College of Preventive Medicine

  • Enables preventive medicine residents to participate in national healthcare policymaking activities in our nation’s Capitol and furthers American College of Preventive Medicine’s preventive medicine policymaking efforts
  • Up to five preventive medicine residents are selected annually to complete three-month practicum rotations at the Washington, DC-based ACPM
  • Practicum residents acquire preventive medicine competencies and public policymaking skills and help ACPM to advance a strong national preventive medicine policy
  • Each practicum rotation also incorporates experiences that familiarize residents with policy issues relevant to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Program established in 2002

The brief application form can be found on ACPM’s website.
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For previous Pfizer resident accomplishments, please click here

The Pfizer Scholar Grants in Public Health

  • Supports development of junior public health faculty who will conduct practice-based, translational research in partnership with state and local health departments and/or governmental public health organizations
  • Fellows engage in innovative community-based participatory research projects consistent with CDC definition of public health research. According to the CDC, public health research is any “systematic investigation, both basic and applied, that … build[s] or enhance[s] the science based to promote health and prevent disease, disability and injury.” – CDC/Astor Steering Committee on Prevention Research, Jan. 14, 2003
  • Fellowship is intended to stimulate advances in the design and implementation of public health prevention and intervention programs and to develop evidence-based, culturally relevant health programs to improve health outcomes

Please click here for further information and application materials.