4090.0 Workforce development: From the class room to the living room

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Numerous studies including two IOM reports have documented the need to better prepare the public health workforce for the challenges that they face in the practice setting. Various approaches have been suggested including traditional public health education programs and distance training for the existing workforce. This session will examine the role of public health education and training modes in improving the capacity of the public health system through an enhanced, better prepared workforce. Both distance and class room approaches will be discussed and in the case of the TRAIN program evidence will presented as to the success of the program at improving public health system capacity.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the relevance of the TRAIN web based learning system to public health preparedness and capacity 2. Explain the tailoring process of educational programs in public health to the needs of their target markets
Michael Morris, PhD,MPH, MPA

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Organized by: APHA-Education Board

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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