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Training Needs Assessments

Conducting a training needs assessment allows organizations to identify knowledge and skill gaps towards which training can be targeted.

Training Needs Assessments

Conducting a training needs assessment allows organizations to identify knowledge and skill gaps towards which training can be targeted. Contact NWCPHP for assistance with training needs assessments and evaluations.

The following resources can help guide public health organizations in developing a training needs assessment.

General Resources
Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
The core competencies are a set of foundational skills for professionals in public health and have been used as the basis for training needs assessments in various public health organizations.

ASTHO Environmental Scan: Best Practices for Developing and Deploying a Competency-Based Training Needs Assessment
The Association of State and Territorial Health Official's Environmental Scan provides recommendations and resources for developing a training needs assessment.

NWCPHP Webinars
From Data to Desk: Translating Needs Assessments into Targeted Employee Training
In this one hour webinar, three workforce development specialists share their tips for assessing staff training needs and implementing training plans.

Assessing a Public Health Workforce Using National Tools and Standards
In this one hour webinar, representatives from Montana’s public health system discuss the policy, administrative, and human resource techniques they are employing to strengthen their statewide system.

NWCPHP Tips and Reports
Training Needs Assessment Tips
Review the four key elements a training needs assessment identifies.

2013 Northwest Regional Public Health Training Needs Assessment
Review the results from NWCPHP’s most recent regional training needs assessment. Contact Megan Rogers for more information about your state.