212428 Public Health Workforce Training

Monday, November 9, 2009: 1:20 PM

Ron Bialek, MPP , Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC
Many workers in local public health systems are trained at the undergraduate level. This presentation will examine the potential role of undergraduate public health training in workforce development and will stimulate discussion about the following: 1.) Efforts underway to assess the workforce and the level of training of public health workers. 2.) The current and future role of workforce members with undergraduate level training, such as environmental health workers, health educators and/or public health nurses, in the public health workforce. 3.) Supports and barriers to providing real public health experience to future workforce members.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe efforts underway to document the current public health workforce, including the level of training of the workforce. 2. Participants will be able to discuss options for expanding workforce development efforts to include emphasis on expanding academic public health partnerships.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have involved in public health workforce and core competency work for over 25 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.