4015.0 Strategies to Enhance the Public Health Workforce

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
The quality of the primary care workforce directly affects the distribution of health outcomes across the nation. Disparities within the primary care workforce and the public health system should be recognized and addressed through evidence-based interventions that focus on the recruitment, retention and training of an adequate supply of health professional workers. Presenters in this session will provide strategic methods for understanding the relationship between the primary care workforce and health outcomes as well as how to address the needs of the public health workforce.
Session Objectives: 1) Understand the impact of primary care workforce distribution on health outcomes, and apply methods to examine this relationship. 2) Recognize disparities within the public health workforce. 3) Identify and define evidence based-strategies for recruiting and retaining an adequate supply of health professional workers. 4) List ways state level policy makers can increase, retain and strengthen their supply of nursing professionals in rural and medically underserved areas. 5) Distinguish research-tested from practice-based interventions and identify ways to disseminate evidence-formed interventions.
Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH

8:30 AM
Impact of Primary Care Workforce Distribution on Health Outcomes
Carolyn Muegge, MS, MPH, Azita Chehresa, MD, PhD, Nicholas Countryman, MD, Komal Kochhar, MBBS, MHA, James J. Brokaw, PhD, Peter Nalin, MD, Angela Holloway, MHA, Deborah Allen, MD and Terrell W. Zollinger, DrPH
8:45 AM
Public Health Workforce in Oregon Survey: Disparities within the Public Health System
Siobhan C. Maty, PhD, MPH, Brenna M. Lobb, MS, MPH (c) and James A. Gaudino, MD, MS, MPH
9:00 AM
A Comprehensive MODEL for Workforce Development in the Health Professions
Kaia Gallagher, PhD, Tanya Beer and Laurel Petralia
9:15 AM
Strategies for Meeting Future Nursing Workforce Needs
Kathleen Zavela Tyson, PhD, Kaia Gallagher, PhD and Laurel Petralia
9:30 AM
Pay It Forward: Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Public Health Practitioners
Susanne Schmal, MPH, Janice Sommers, MPH, Ryan Loo, PhD, Julie Will, PhD, Diane Thompson, MPH, RD and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing