Develop mechanisms to make people aware of the efforts of others (website, newsletter, list serv)
Develop mechanisms to focus and coordinate efforts of many interested but busy stakeholders

Many dedicated, talented, and generous students, teachers, and administrators have energized the first ten years of the Epidemiology Education Movement. We hope this website continues to grows as a venue where ideas, progress, connections, and achievements can be shared and widely viewed.

Please consider the various ways to maintain the momentum of the Movement. The ideas below mirror the other four areas of the strategic Framework for action (see Movement Concept map):


Create new curricula and adapt existing curricula for K-12

Form teacher/epidemiologist teams to develop curricula

Develop a cadre of epidemiology curriculum developers

Encourage epidemiologist/teacher teams to develop/adapt curricula

Encourage PH students to participate in curriculum development


Implement teacher training workshops in a variety of venues

Implement demonstration projects in a variety of school and non-­‐school venues (more)

Integrate units into school classes

Infuse web-­‐based programs into classes

Support or create weekend or summer programs

Support or create university-based programs

Establish incentives for training experts in epidemiology and public health to participate in training (e.g., speaker’s bureau)

Provide incentives for teachers (e.g., continuing education credits)

Solicit support of schools of education

Establish minimum professional development standards for epidemiology teaching

Create a registry of professional development opportunities

Develop follow-up strategies after training


Infuse into educational structure

Obtain support of stakeholders (educators, epidemiologists, public health community, professional organizations, scientific journals, government)

Identify target groups and stakeholders

Promote epidemiology and public health subject areas: identify benefits; tie to education outcomes; impact at national, state, county, city, and local levels

Potential Strategies / Activities


Perform assessments of short-­‐term outcomes (e.g., knowledge in epidemiology, problem-­‐solving skills)

Perform assessments of key long-­‐term metrics of success (e.g., time trends in science scores, science enrollment, careers)

Develop and validate instruments to measure impact of epidemiology curricula regarding interest, perceived value, self-­‐efficacy, and beliefs about science