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Journal of Public Health Management & Practice:
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31829b53e8
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Institutionalizing the Academic Health Department Within the Context of the 3-Fold Academic Mission

Livingood, William C. PhD; Goldhagen, Jeffrey MD, MPH; Bryant, Thomas MSW; Harmon, Robert G. MD, MPH; Wood, David L. MD, MPH

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Abstract

A mature model of an academic health department (AHD) that has been institutionalized over 2 decades is described within the context of the 3-fold traditional mission of academics (teaching, research, and service/practice). This adaptive model for AHDs, based on mutual benefits that can be viewed through the lenses of both the academic health center mission and the public health functions and services, has important implications for AHD sustainability. Continued collaboration in any academic-public health partnership will depend in part on the commitments of the changing leadership. However, institutionalizing support for the academic mission enables this collaboration to transcend changing leadership styles and priorities. The collaboration of Duval County Health Department and University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is an example of a model of AHD that has endured major changes in leadership within both the academic center and the Duval County Health Department.

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