3405.0 Public Health Workforce Development

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM
The public health workforce is a powerful agent for responding to the complex and continuously changing needs of our communities. Sufficient training of these individuals is then vital to the advancement of public health initiatives, especially at the policy, environment, and system levels. Presentations in this session cover increasing educational opportunities for public health workers, blending online and face-to-face training, development of brief and extended curricula for conferences and municipalities, and identification of competencies important to public health professionals.
Session Objectives: Describe a university/community collaborative model for delivering continuing education programs to facilitate workforce training. Design and evaluate a blended online / face-to-face basic emergency preparedness course for public health workers. Identify and validate workforce competencies in problem identification, policy analysis, advocacy, bureaucratic implementation, and evaluation.

4:30 PM
We can't do it alone: The process of creating Continuing Education opportunities through collaboration of university and government agencies of the public health workforce
Vicki Ebin, MSPH, PhD, Anne Demers, EdD, MPH, Edward Mamary, DrPH, MS, Jacqueline Valenzuela, MPH, CHES and Alice Gandelman, MPH
4:45 PM
Designing blended learning environments for the public health workforce
Thomas Chandler, PhD, Stephen S. Morse, PhD and Yoon Soo Park, MS
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
Shaping policy for health: What competencies do we need?
Carolyn E. Crump, PhD, James Emery, MPH, Rose Marie Matulionis, MSPH and Donna Nichols, MSEd, CHES
5:30 PM
Curricula to teach the current workforce how to shape policy for health
James Emery, MPH, Carolyn E. Crump, PhD, Donna Nichols, MSEd, CHES and Rose Marie Matulionis, MSPH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)