Workforce Development Supplemental Resources

In Year 2: Session 2 of the Iowa Public Health Leadership Academy, workforce development was the presented topic. Below are additional resources that have been compiled regarding workforce development since that session.

Action Plan: Public Health Workforce DevelopmentCenters for Disease Control & PreventionThis framework provides a unified approach for CDC and our public health partners on shared priorities and strategies that strengthen public health workforce development. Our goal is to ensure a strong and sustainable public health workforce.
Building Skills for a More Strategic Public Health Workforce: A Call to ActiondeBeaumontBased on a strong consensus among Consortium members, this Call to Action urges prioritization of the development of these strategic skills that complement the specialized skills and knowledge present in the governmental public health workforce.
Coaching SkillsNew England Public Health Training CenterAs a manager, you wear two hats that can be difficult to manage effectively. On one hand, you have to evaluate your employees and make decisions regarding promotions, demotions, salary actions, and terminations. On the other hand, you are also a coach and an advocate for your employees’ success. Employees may be reluctant to be frank and discuss weaknesses or mistakes. While there is no perfect solution, this course will help you to understand the problems and provide you with a strategy to effectively balance these two inherently conflicting roles.
Collective Impact Part 1: Common Agenda and Shared MeasuresRegion 2 Public Health Training CenterGain an understanding of what Collective Impact is and how it can be used to advance public health initiatives. Additionally, participants will be introduced to the first two conditions of the Collective Impact framework–Common Agenda and Shared Measures.
Community Change in Public HealthJohns Hopkins School of Public HealthThis course examines the community context of the changes needed to promote the public’s health. This course begins by examining the various definitions of ‘community’ and the processes by which we ‘diagnose’ or seek to understand the structure and characteristics of different types of communities.
Continuing Education Program American Public Health AssociationWebsite with information and links to public health education resources for APHA Members
Core Competency TrainingMichigan Public Health Institute Office of Public Health ImprovementThe Core Competency Training is a 30 minute presentation that provides a brief introduction of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals including; definitions, associated skills, and workplace scenario. Slides with script provided.
Cultural Competency Program for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis ResponseUS Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority HealthThis set of courses is designed to help you deliver culturally and linguistically competent services in disaster situations. Cultural and linguistic competency is the capacity for individuals and organizations to work and communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural and linguistic competency can help improve the quality of the care you deliver to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Culturally Competent Public Health Practice for Deaf and Hard of HearingRegion V Public Health Training CenterThis training will present tools and knowledge for working with the deaf and hard of hearing community, as well as common misconceptions about deaf culture and sub-cultures within the community.
Dealing with Stress in Disasters: Building Psychological ResilienceBoston University School of Public HealthThis training addresses ways public health workers and emergency responders should be able to identify and cope with stressful situations and build psychological resilience to mitigate the emotional toll that emergencies and disasters take on them.
Health and Disability 101 Training for Health Department EmployeesNational Association of County and City Health Officials The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products, and services.
Health Literacy for Health ProfessionalsCenters for Disease Control & PreventionThe purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. This web-based course uses a 508-compliant template, knowledge checks, evaluation, CE and other credits, include glossary and resources tabs, scenario-based interactions and video clips.
Holding Effective MeetingsNew England Public Health Training CenterHow can you make the best use of employee time in meetings? Learn about the key components to a successful meeting.
Iowa Public Health Workforce Development ReportMidwestern Public Health Training CenterThis document is intended to serve public health practitioners, partners, and
policymakers as they develop professional learning goals, either for their teams or individually. It can be used as an inspiration and justification for
trainings, resources, and plans that may be a stretch from current practice,
but are in the scope of Public Health 3.0.
Leadership and InfluenceFEMA Emergency Management InstituteBeing able to lead others—to motivate them and commit their energies and expertise to achieve the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system—is a necessary and vital part of every emergency manager’s, planner’s, and responder’s job.
Leading Improvement ProjectsCenter for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public HealthThis online training reviews what to expect in a quality improvement (QI) project. This training was developed for people that will be helping to facilitate QI projects within their agency and are looking for tools, templates and experience with doing so.
Personal Performance Management SystemDupont Learning“This program will help knowledge workers better control day-to-day work with everyday tools (Microsoft Outlook), plus adapt better planning, prioritizing and decision-making routines. The result will be:
One hour more per day on higher value (goal-related) activities,
Better control over a higher work volume
Less stress (caused by too many tasks / not enough time, forgetting things, etc.)
Practical boost to your Employee Performance Management System.
This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PH WINS 2017. “
Project Management ToolsBoston University School of Public HealthProjects can take days or weeks or years to complete and are a difficult challenge for managers. Dr. Vicky Parker explains project management, development of a project charter, and using Gantt charts as planning tools.
Strategic Skills Training Series: Introduction to Change ManagementRegion 2 Public Health Training CenterThe Strategic Skills Training Series developed by the Region 2 PHTC aims to help prepare public health leaders and the public health workforce to develop the practices and competencies associated with being a Chief Health Strategist. In this module, you will learn how to describe how change impacts individuals and organizations.
Strategic Skills Training Series: Introduction to Systems ThinkingRegion 2 Public Health Training CenterIn this module, participants will learn to identify the characteristics of a system in a public health context.
San Fransisco Department of Public Health, Population Health Division’s Learning Management System (LMS)San Fransisco Department of Public HealthThe LMS is hosted and run by the Center for Learning and Innovation and we partner with a number of organizations locally, nationally and globally to provide training opportunities for our community partners in public health.
Workforce Development Plan Toolkit: Guidance and Resources to Assist State and Territorial Health Agencies to Create a Workforce Training and Development PlanThe Association of State and Territorial Health Officials This toolkit was developed through a collaborative effort between ASTHO and The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP), with funding from CDC. CPHP drafted the toolkit after conducting an environmental scan of existing workforce development (WFD) plan planning resources, reviewing example state agency WFD plans, and conducting focus groups and feedback conference calls with WFD Advisory Team members.
Workforce Resource CenterNational Association of County and City Health OfficialsTools and resources to help your team develop their skills. Includes resources on Accreditation, Certification Resources for Workforce Development, Public Health Competencies, Partner Organization Workforce Resources, NACCHO Workforce Policy Statement, and Workforce Development Publications