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NWCPHP Hears from Regional Steering Committee at Annual Meeting

NWCPHP discussed workforce trends, training topics, and practice-based research with its Regional Network Steering Committee at this year’s annual meeting.
NWCPHP Hears from Regional Steering Committee at Annual Meeting

Members of NWCPHP's Regional Network Steering Committee discuss workforce development issues.

NWCPHP discussed workforce trends, training topics, and practice-based research with its regional network steering committee at this year’s annual meeting.

April 20, 2016

In early April, NWCPHP convened its regional network steering committee for their annual meeting. During the two-day forum, state, local, and tribal leaders analyzed current workforce trends, identified future research and training topics, and discussed strategies for leveraging shared resources.

Topics of discussion included: bridging the work of public health and primary care providers, training future generations of public health professionals, and addressing issues of equity and racism in academic and governmental institutions. Participants were also interested in improving public health messaging to policy-makers, learning strategies for working with new partners, and sharing agency workforce development plans.

One participant noted, “I learned a lot. This was a great exchange of information and resources.”

“NWCPHP is excited about new opportunities for public health workforce development and practice-based research,” said Director Betty Bekemeier,  PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN. “We will use feedback from this committee and our regional training needs assessment to develop in-person and online training, explore new partnerships, and consider ways to strengthen ties between public health academia and practice.”

View photos from the meeting on our Facebook album.

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