Development and implementation of a workforce development plan through a local phtc partnership: Lessons from the field in rural Florida
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Discuss the workforce development challenges faced by a rural health department within a climate of limited resources. Describe the process and benefits of establishing academic/practice partnerships to address workforce development needs. Describe a collaborative approach to developing and implementing a workforce training needs assessment. Explain the role of the PHTC in facilitating the development of tailored training programs to address identified needs and core competencies for local public health professionals and. Discuss staff involvement in the process and evaluation of training programs.
Keyword(s): Workforce, Training
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the Health Officer/Administrator of two small rural county health departments in North Florida, I have a vested interest in recruitment and retention of qualified public health professionals that possess the skills, knowledge and abilities to support the mission, vision, and values of the Florida Department of Health. Our partnership with the Rural South Public Health Training Center provided additional staff resources that resulted in the development of a comprehensive workforce development plan.
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.