The Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) provides leadership in public health training and education, and manages innovative, evidence-based programs to prepare the health workforce to meet public health challenges of the 21st century. Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities through alliances among academic associations and CDC. APIH drives improvement of health outcomes by working within the educational systems for public health, medical, and nursing students to enhance teaching of population health concepts; aligning academic approaches (curricula, teaching materials, or methods) and field experiences with ground-level public health priorities and practice needs; supporting workforce development; fostering inter-professional collaboration and learning in health professional education; providing opportunities for hands-on experience for students at CDC headquarter locations. 24X7SYSTEMS was awarded a contract by APIH to provide consulting for managing and coordinating programmatic support for the overall program activities