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Leaders Weigh In on Public Health Training Trends

NWCPHP faculty helped produce a special issue of Health Promotion Practice, featuring the latest achievements and challenges in public health workforce training.

NWCPHP faculty helped produce a special issue of Health Promotion Practice, featuring the latest achievements and challenges in public health workforce training.

April 14, 2014

The words of distinguished public health leader, William Foege, MD, MPH, succinctly describe the challenge of workforce training. He said, “Philosophy is forever, skills are for a lifetime, knowledge is ephemeral.”

The transitory nature of knowledge is one reason why teaching and training are hard work. Thankfully, the latest supplemental issue of Health Promotion Practice can help. The issue offers eleven articles on best practices and trends in public health training to “stimulate creative work by those engaged in training the future public health workforce.”

NWCPHP faculty member, Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH, helped edit the issue. Allan co-authored three articles, including one with NWCPHP Associate Director, Luann D’Ambrosio, MEd, and former curriculum specialists, Trish Neiworth, MAEd, and Marlene Coplen-Abrahamson.

Read the entire issue online and learn strategies for conducting training needs assessments, mapping training to key skill sets, building online courses, and evaluating training. Hear what prominent public health leaders from around the nation say about the most important professional skills and how to strengthen ties between academia and the practice community.

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