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Assessing a Public Health Workforce Using National Tools and Standards

July 23, 2014. In the July session of Hot Topics, representatives from Montana’s public health system discuss the policy, administrative, and human resource techniques they are employing to strengthen their statewide system.

Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management, Accreditation & Quality Improvement

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, representatives from Montana’s public health system discuss the policy, administrative, and human resource techniques they are employing to strengthen their statewide system.

Air date: July 23, 2014, 1–2 p.m. (PT)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe regional and national resources for assessing a public health workforce.
  • Identify the importance of a standardized approach to workforce assessment.
  • Identify where to begin when assessing workforce capacity.

    Intended Audience

    Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; Administrators and managers; Board of health members and other elected officials

    Slides and Resources

    Quick Facts

    Topics: Leadership & Management, Accreditation & Quality Improvement

    Format: Webinar

    Time: 1 hour

    Cost: Free

    NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

    Presenters

    Lindsey Krywaruchka, BSBA, Public Health System Improvement Coordinator, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

    Danielle Golie, RN, CLC, Public Health Director, Hill County Health Department, Montana

     

    Discussion Questions

    These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

    1. Has your department assessed the levels of formal and informal public health training for each of its staff members?
    2. How can health department leaders define a level of competency for their staff?
    3. Do your job descriptions encompass public health core competencies that are specific to each position? If not, how would you make that happen?

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