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ECBP-16.3 Data Details

ECBP-16.3 Increase the inclusion of evaluation of health sciences literature content in physician assistant training

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Curriculum Survey; Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
99 (2010)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of Physician Assistant (PA) Programs that include the content (evaluation of health sciences literature) in required courses
Number of PA Programs
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2010 Curriculum Survey:


Does your program provide required instruction in the following topics during any part of the curriculum? [Select ALL that apply]

    1. Counseling for health risk reduction Options

    2. cultural diversity

    3. evaluation of health sciences literature

    4. environmental health

    5. public health systems

    6. global health

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

In March 2010, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) conducted this one-question survey to provide baseline data for Healthy People 2020. Of the 149 programs nationally, 105 responded to the survey, a response rate of 70%.