Online Program

Can 80 FTE really be better than 160 FTE?

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 11:09 a.m. - 11:21 a.m.

John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA
This session will describe the transformation of Clark County Public Health into a contemporary local health department within the context of the Great Recession, but driven by a strategic future and not poor economics. In doing so it will describe the innovative new work it undertook, how support was gained, and how it was better positioned for the future with 80 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees than with 160 FTE employees.

Learning Areas:

Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the components of Clark County Public Health's infrastructure

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I led the transformational change being discussed as the director of Clark County Public Health from 2004-2013. As someone with an MPH in chronic disease epidemiology and a DrPH in health leadership, I possess the public health practice and leadership knowledge necessary to discuss this topic.
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.