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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Institute of Medicine

Last Reviewed: 2003

This report gives an overview of public health education. It: 

  • Describes current and future challenges facing public health professionals
  • Provides recommendations for training and educating the public health workforce to meet those challenges

Specifically, it recommends addressing public health education from an ecological perspective (including policy implications) and identifies critical topic areas for public health education.

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Institute of Medicine. (2003). Who will keep the public healthy? Educating public health professionals for the 21st century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.