Development of a research agenda focused on academic health departments

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  • An academic health department (AHD) is a formal partnership between an academic institution and a governmental public health agency.Case studies have described the value of individual AHDs in the areas of student engagement, practice-based research, workforce development, and service. With growing interest in AHDs and the increasing importance of academic-practice linkages in both academic programs' and public health agencies' accreditation processes, articulating a research agenda focused on the AHDmodel can be useful for stimulating the research and practicefields to further develop the evidence base for AHDs. We provide a researchagenda, developed through an iterative process involving academicians, practitioners, and others interested in academic-practice linkages.
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  • Erwin PC; Brownson RC; Livingood WC; Keck CW; Amos K
  • Start Page

  • 1369
  • End Page

  • 1375
  • Volume

  • 107
  • Issue

  • 9