5166.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 3:10 PM

Abstract #18530

Public Health Academy: A county health department learns as it works

Valerie C. Katagiri, Margaret Lentell, Connie Guist, and Dr. Gary Oxman. Office of Planning and Development, Multnomah County Health Department, 426 SW Stark, 2nd floor, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 988-3056, x22794, valerie.c.katagiri@co.multnomah.or.us

The Public Health Academy (PHA), a yearlong program of monthly trainings designed to increase the public health expertise of Multnomah County Health Department employees, began in Februrary 1999 as a way to increase its capacity to base program decisions on community assessment, health measures, and outcome data. Teams accepted to the PHA at the beginning of the year learn, throughout the year, to apply public health thinking to various team projects. Project outcomes are shared throughout the health department at the end of the year.

Learning Objectives: N/A

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