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ECBP-12.1 Data Details

ECBP-12.1 Increase the inclusion of counseling for health promotion and disease prevention content in M.D.-granting medical schools

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Annual LCME Medical School Questionnaires; Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (AAMC, LCME)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
95.2 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of MD-granting medical schools that include the content (counseling for health risk reduction) in required courses
Number of MD-granting medical schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 Annual LCME Medical School Questionnaires Part II,

For each of the following topics within the general subject area of clinical prevention and population health, indicate if it is taught in one or more required courses and/or if it is taught in elective courses and the total number of hours devoted to the topic in required courses. “Teaching” includes required lectures, small group discussion, laboratory, computer-assisted instruction, or other instructional formats that involved students, but does not include one-to-one discussions with an individual student during, for example, teaching rounds.

    Counseling for health promotion and disease prevention
  1. cultural diversity
  2. evaluation of health sciences literature
  3. environmental health
  4. public health systems
  5. global health

Counseling for health risk reduction Options:

  • Included in required course
  • Included in elective course
  • Total hours in required course

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Annual Medical School Questionnaire is fielded annually to all accredited medical schools in the United States that grant the M.D. degree. Overall response rates to the survey are 100%, and the response rate for the question used for this subobjective is typically 100%.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective was moved from the Healthy People 2010 Access to Quality Health Care Chapter. Healthy People 2010 objective 1-7a tracked the proportion of MD-granting medical schools that offer competencies in counseling for health promotion and disease prevention. Four additional objectives addressing core competencies in MD-granting medical schools, i.e., evaluation of health sciences literature, environmental health, public health systems and global health, have been added to Healthy People 2020.