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de Beaumont Foundation Funds Second Year of Management Training

For the second year, the de Beaumont Foundation is funding the Public Health Management Certificate, a 12-month training offered by NWCPHP.
de Beaumont Foundation Funds Second Year of Management Training

Public Health Management Certificate scholars and some of the faculty

For the second year, the de Beaumont Foundation is funding the Public Health Management Certificate, a 12-month training offered by NWCPHP.

July 2, 2012

Managers in public health face increasingly demanding responsibilities in the face of diminishing resources, making it essential that today's public health managers know how to find and use valuable resources.

That's why the de Beaumont Foundation, which is committed to workforce development, has supported training for the public health workforce to improve management skills. For the second year, the de Beaumont Foundation is funding the Public Health Management Certificate, a 12-month training offered by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP).

"We're very excited to have the opportunity to provide this management training again," said NWCPHP Director Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH. "We surveyed the workforce to develop the curriculum and training format. There is a definite need for management training."

The Public Health Management Certificate program is organized to develop competencies in managing people, teams, money, and information. It is designed for mid-career public health professionals who are either in management positions or who aspire to be. The year-long program is primarily distance-based, so scholars can enhance their skills while continuing to work, and is designed so that the components can be taught in other venues if an agency requests a training around a particular management topic.

Patricia Crozier, a 2011–2012 Public Health Management Certificate scholar, is a public health program manager for Linn County Public Health in Oregon. During her day job, she worked extensively on a quality improvement project for her organization. "All of the instruction that I have received in the Public Health Management Certificate program was instrumental in helping me move this project along," she reported as she gave her final presentation to her fellow scholars and instructors.

The 2012–13 Public Health Management Certificate registration is open until July 11.

Learn more about the Public Health Management Certificate and apply today >

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