APIH Partners

Achieving the Triple Aim: A Curriculum Framework for Health Professions Education

Advancing Interprofessional Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education: A Curriculum Development Guide for Health Professions Faculty

CDC Health Policy Series: Towards Sustainable Improvements in Population Health

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition “The Pink Book”

Implementing Successful Public Health Nursing Academic-Practice Partnerships

  • Academic/practice partnerships are a critical key to strengthen nursing practice and assist nursing in leading change and advancing health care, as documented in the National Academy of Sciences (IOM) Future of Nursing report (2010). However, such partnerships have primarily been developed between schools of nursing and acute care organizations. As the health care system evolves to encompass a population health approach, it is imperative that nursing academic organizations provide research and learning experiences in community and population health settings. In a similar vein, such clinical settings need to evaluate their population health initiatives and educate current nursing staff in population health competencies. Creating mutually beneficial Academic-Practice partnerships between public health departments, community agencies, and schools of nursing will be critical to ensuring a nursing workforce who demonstrates value added in improving the health of populations and communities. In one state, Illinois, a Public Health Nursing scholar, with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, worked to educate and incentivize such partnerships across the state. 

IOM Report on the Future of Public Health

IOM Report on Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health

IOM Report on the U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement Video

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine- Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action: Workshop Summary

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine - Video: Primary Care + Public Health in the Community

Prevention and Population Health Education Across the Health Professions:  A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Report on Public Health Nursing

Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

The Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative

KRISP Project

Million Hearts®

The National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts® (NIEPCAMH) was founded in January 2013. The consortium is designed to facilitate the partnering and synchronization of interprofessional academic institutions, healthcare facilities, and communities in initiating and promoting cardiovascular screenings and behavioral lifestyle education to the community. As part of NIEPCAMH, a free, online educational program called the Million Hearts® Fellowship was designed to teach health care professionals, health sciences’ faculty, and health sciences’ students a uniform cardiovascular screening approach, consistent biometric interpretation, and a comprehensive approach to counseling patients on cardiovascular disease prevention. Over 160 different academic institutions are using the online educational module to teach health sciences’ students about how to improve population health and interprofessional teamwork through Million Hearts®. Through the joint efforts of NIEPCAMH, over 62,000 people nationwide have been screened and educated about cardiovascular disease. If you are interested in joining NIECAMH, please email Dr.Bernadette Melnyk ( or Dr. Kate Gawlik ( The steps for accessing the Million Hearts® Fellowship program are listed here.

PHN Ready

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)  

Case Studies