248521 Designing a surveillance system to enable periodic enumeration and profiling of the nation's public health workforce

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:50 PM

Cynthia D. Lamberth, MPH, CPH , College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD , College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Robin Pendley, MPH, CPH , Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Susan C. Webb, MSW, MPH , Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Richard Ingram, DrPH , College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
The Center of Excellence In Public Health Workforce Research and Policy (COEWRP) at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in collaboration with its sister COE, the Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Studies at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to design a sustainable surveillance system that would enable periodic enumeration and profiling of the nation's public health workforce. This report will describe the process the COEs undertook and the preliminary outcomes from their work. Difficulties in obtaining data and gaps in the availability of data about the workforce will also be discussed. Recommendations for next steps in the process of surveillance system design and pilot testing will be provided. COEWRP was founded in 2008 with funding from CDC through a cooperative agreement with the Public Health Foundation (PHF). In Year 3, HRSA joined CDC as a funding partner.

Learning Areas:
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe rationale for enumerating the nationís public health workforce 2. Describe the process used to design a relevant surveillance system 3. Describe issues in obtaining relevant data

Keywords: Workforce, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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