Partners in Health Education
"All medical students should learn to teach prevention in elementary school classrooms."
—C. Everett Koop, M.D.
The goal of the Partners in Health Education program was to promote the health of children by enhancing the ability of medical students to teach about health and prevention.
Partners was developed in 1993 by a team of medical students, public school teachers, and Geisel School faculty working under the auspices of the C. Everett
Koop Institute. Partners paired first and second year students with classroom teachers around the Dartmouth/Upper Connecticut River Valley area to promote health messages to K through grade 6 students.
Following the completion of its three-year grant period, the Koop Institute passed leadership of the program to the office of Student Affairs at the Geisel School of Medicine. The Koop Institute still helps to develop curricula for this program, which continues to provide quality health education lessons to children in area schools.