Demands for public health training networks and professional development have grown due to increased involvement of the private sector, the changing role of the public health sector and the challenges of retraining the public health workforce. Collaborative efforts among the federal, academic, practice and community sectors are required to expand the fraction of the estimated two million public health practitioners who receive needed education and training. Beginning in 1991, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public health Practice Program Office (PHPPO), began to provide technical assistance and support for state and regional based leadership programs. These programs were formed through academic and practice collaboration among Schools of Public Health and State Health Departments. State/regional leadership programs are currently available or being developed in 26 states. The state and regional leadership programs are dedicated to meet the local grassroots needs by developing and enhancing individual and organizational leadership and management for improving and promoting the health of communities. In 1994, CDC, PHPPO sponsored, through a cooperative agreement with the Association of Schools of Public Health , the establishment of a Public Health Leadership Development Network managed by the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. National membership includes academic and practice directors of all state and regional public health leadership programs. During this session, Network and Institute directors will outline the process for creating a leadership institute. The presentation will include strategies for identifying and collaborating with organization and agency partners; curriculum development; and marketing and fundraising strategies.
Learning Objectives: N/A
Keywords: Workforce, Training
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA