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Public Health Grand Rounds (archive)The Torchbearer

Practice-based Research to Improve the Public's Health

What was Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR)?

PHGR was a workforce development activity of the Academic Health Department.

Year 1 (2011-2012). PHGR began as a series of 4 one-hour collaborative learning sessions intended to improve the public's health. Faculty presented an area of their research to health department and community practitioners with a goal of increasing knowledge and practice improvements. The majority of participantssharing increased knowledge. A little over half reported they made a practice improvement.

Year 2 (2012-2013). To increase relevancy to practitioners, PHGR focused on practice-based research to improve the public's health. Research questions initiated from within the health department. Through Grand Rounds, faculty and practitioners refined research questions and engaged in the research process together. The goal was to complete and report at least one practice based research project per year.

Archived Presentations

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011



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