Health education within the Academic Health Center (AHC) has traditionally focused on educating physicians and medical professionals on clinical practice and research issues. Emerging literature indicates that new models of health education are needed as research is becoming increasingly translational and as health care models are being applied to both medical and community settings. Innovative health education strategies have been documented, including models that promote learning beyond the walls of the academic health centers, and programs that ensure academic and community engagement during training. In this way, health professionals and community members can exchange dialogue on community health needs and how these needs can be addressed.
Last date updated on September, 2014