Tag Archives: Training

Readying the Applied Epidemiology Workforce for the Future of Public Health Practice

Public health leaders in all settings must be intentional in implementing strategies that strengthen our epidemiology workforce and prepare epidemiologists for the future of public health practice. As public health professionals, we are currently working in an incredibly dynamic era of public health practice. Not only was the field moving forward into “Public Health 3.0,” which calls for us to

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Public Health Training Centers Partner with Community Health Worker Organizations to Train and Support the CHW Workforce

Public Health Training Center (PHTC) case studies demonstrate how partnering with Community Health Worker (CHW) supporting organizations can leverage existing training capacity (in Needs Assessment, Training Development and Delivery, and Student Placement in applied practice) to elevate the vital CHW workforce. There is growing evidence that CHWs can improve their clients’ health behaviors and health outcomes, particularly within vulnerable communities,

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Do Public Health Professionals Want to Address Their Gaps in Competency? It Depends on Job Level

Public health professionals are expected to engage in trainings to address competency gaps in core public health domains, but among professionals in non-management positions, gaps in competency often predicted disinterest in ameliorative training.  Experts agree that competency in multiple core domains (analysis, leadership, communication, etc.) is desirable for public health professionals. Nevertheless, research indicates that the majority lack such competency.

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