Online Program

National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development: A Call for Action

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Governmental public health is in a period of transformation. Reform of the US health care delivery system, federal, state and local governmental budget constraints, and a changing public health workforce are a few drivers of change. The de Beaumont Foundation has focused its attention and resources on the effects of change on the governmental public health workforce. The Foundation sponsored grassroots research in 2013 and a follow up survey in 2014 through the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and with the participation of 31 national partner organizations, including a number of discipline-based ASTHO affiliates and peer networks, and federal agency representatives which identified new cross-cutting skills needed for the public health workforce of the near future. These cross-cutting skills focused on the kinds of skills needed in a time of transformation - systems thinking, change management, communicating persuasively, information and analytics, problem solving, working with diverse staff and populations, fiscal management, and policy strategy in order to marry public health science with effective solutions. Based on these findings, the Foundation founded the National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development to review and evaluate national assets on public heath workforce development and to issue this call to action for a renewed commitment to national public health workforce development at federal, state and local levels. The organizations involved in the National Consortium represent current and future governmental public health workers and workforce development interests across the federal-state-local public health enterprise. The National Consortium functions as a national focal point for dialogue and strategy for governmental public health workforce development issues and solutions. The purpose of this session is to share the reasons and motivations for the Consortium and to share draft recommendations. The focus of the session will be to gather reaction and input from audience members who can help in shaping the final report.
Session Objectives: Describe why the National Consortium for Workforce Development was founded. Describe the purpose of the National Consortium for Workforce Development. Discuss the draft recommendations.

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

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