Council on Linkages Update
Below is the Council on Linkages Update for April 2015. Please feel free to use all or part(s) of this update in your organization's newsletter or other communications.
Academic Health Department Learning Community Improving to Better Support Members
Since its launch in 2011, the Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community has grown to more than 400 members, and several improvements are underway to better support member activities. Earlier this year, a Learning Community listserv was created, making it easier for Learning Community members to communicate about their AHD efforts. Through the listserv, members can now directly ask questions of and share information with the community as a whole. A second effort to build communication and relationships within the Learning Community, the AHD Mentorship Program, is expected to launch later this spring. Volunteer mentors with experience or expertise related to AHDs are currently being sought; once mentors have been identified, requests for mentorship will be accepted. The Learning Community also continues to seek AHD-related resources, such as examples of AHD partnership agreements or job descriptions for positions responsible for coordinating AHD activities, to add to those currently available online to help support the development, maintenance, and expansion of AHDs. For more information about any of these activities or to share resources you have developed, please contact Kathleen Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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