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Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester (AHD Learning Community Presentation)


This archived webinar focuses on the Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester (MA) and was originally presented as the December 2016 Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community meeting. The Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester fosters collaboration between the Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Health Care, and academic partners to improve community health and develop public health research and practice leaders. Karyn Clark, Director; Zach Dyer, Deputy Director; and Cassandra Andersen, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Worcester Division of Public Health, joined the AHD Learning Community to share the story of this unique AHD partnership and discuss topics such as need for increased capacity, Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation, funding, strategic planning, strengths and challenges, and future growth.


Discussion among the presenters and participants that occurred during the live version of the webinar is captured. Watch the archived webinar or download the presentation slides to learn more.



This webinar is also available on TRAIN as Course 1068019 for those interested in keeping a record of completion in their TRAIN transcripts.


For more information about the AHD Learning Community, please visit the Learning Community webpage or contact Kathleen Amos at


Activities of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) are made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Cooperative Agreement Number NU38OT000211. The content of Council on Linkages activities are solely the responsibility of the Council on Linkages and do not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsor. 


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