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Academic Health Departments and the AHD Learning Community (AHD Learning Community Meeting Presentation)


​This archived webinar introduces the academic health department (AHD) concept and the AHD Learning Community and was originally presented to the Learning Community in May 2013. An AHD is formed by the formal affiliation of a health department and an academic institution, enhancing collaboration in the areas of education and training, research, and service delivery. The AHD Learning Community, a national initiative of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, supports the development, maintenance, and expansion of AHDs by bringing public health professionals together for collaborative learning, knowledge sharing, and resource development.
In this 70 minute webinar, AHD Learning Community Chair Bill Keck, MD, MPH, describes basic elements of AHDs, how AHDs may develop, and potential benefits of AHD partnerships for all organizations involved, as well as activities of the Learning Community. Discussion that occurred among participants during the live version of the webinar is captured. This archived webinar is available directly or through TRAIN as Course 1044061 for those interested in keeping a record of completion in their TRAIN Transcripts. Watch the archived webinar, download the presentation slides, or read a summary on the PHF Pulse Blog to learn more about AHDs and the AHD Learning Community.
For more information about the AHD Learning Community, please visit the Learning Community webpage or contact Kathleen Amos at


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