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DHPE represented at Public Health Workforce Summit

Friday, December 21, 2012   (0 Comments)
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CDC convened organizational representatives and people from academia for two days to consider the skills that the public health workforce will need as we move forward with health care reform in a time of limited resources.  DHPE and the field of health education were represented by Susan Goekler.  CDC’s Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (SEPDPO) through its Public Health Workforce Development Initiative created a roadmap for strengthening the public health and healthcare workforce.  Summit participants strategized ways to implement the roadmap and  considered who might contribute in which area.  DHPE and DHPE members definitely can contribute to increasing the capability of the existing workforce especially in the areas of policy, environment, and systems change which will be increasingly important as systems morph.  We can also contribute to expanding the public health workforce, enhancing the skills needed to work in inter-professional and cross-disciplinary environments, and promoting organizational cultures that support workforce development.

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