3247.0 The Public Health Workforce: Facing a Critical Point In Time

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
While recognizing that in order to address differences in health care quality and health outcomes, there is a need for a diverse health care workforce. The current public health workforce needs to draw in a diverse professional cadre of staff in order to serve diverse populations. Additionally, the current public health staff do not always perceive themselves as competent with their knowledge and skills to provide essential public health services for population-focused public health services.
Session Objectives: Analyze how workforce diversity can be used as a strategy to eliminate health disparities. Discuss the importance of Public Health Nursing as a unique sub-specialty workforce.

12:30 PM
Public Health Nursing Summit: Connecting Illinois' Population-focused Nursing Workforce
Kathleen A. Baldwin, PhD RN, Connie Ellis-Ament, MS, BSN, RN, Jan Weber, MSN RN CNAA BC, Donna M. Greer, BS, Wanda Aberle, MS RN, Nancy W. DeVilder, MS RN, Cathy Coverston-Anderson, BSN, MS, Margaret Beaman, PhD, RN-BC, Patricia Donald, PScN, MS, RN, Linda Gibbons, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN, Geraldine Gorman, RN, PhD, Pamela Grubman, RN, BSN, Margie Harris, RN, MPH, CHES, Patricia R. Lewis, PhD RN, Ellen Pyrek, RN BNS COHN, Cathie Reynolds, MSN, RN and Cheryl Schraeder, RN, PhD, FAAN
1:00 PM
Self-assessed competency of public health nurses for providing essential public health services
Paul M. Schwartz, RN, MA, Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN and Jeffrey B. Henriques, PhD
1:30 PM
Boston Disparities Project: Programs to Diversify the Health Care Workforce
Meghan Turnier Patterson, MPH and Nancy Norman, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Health Administration

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