Council on Linkages Update
Below is the Council on Linkages Update for September 2016. Please feel free to use all or part(s) of this update in your organization's newsletter or other communications.
Gear Up for Workforce Development-Focused Sessions at APHA Annual Meeting
Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) at this fall's American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting for two 90-minute interactive sessions highlighting Council on Linkages initiatives. On Monday, October 31st, from 8:30-10am in the Colorado Convention Center, Room 302, help jump start implementation of the Council on Linkages' new Strategic Directions by tackling questions related to the Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community and the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals during Working Together to Improve Performance within Public Health: Translating Workforce Development Priorities into Action (Session 3007.0). On Tuesday, November 1st, from 10:30am-12pm, stop by the Bellco Theatre in the Colorado Convention Center for The Public Health Workforce: Building the Future (Session 4103.0), when the Public Health Foundation will join the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, de Beaumont Foundation, and National Board of Public Health Examiners in a lively discussion about the changing workforce development needs of the public health workforce. This session will be moderated by Council on Linkages Chair C. William Keck, MD, MPH. In addition, the latest work of the AHD Learning Community on an AHD Research Agenda will be shared during Academic Health Department Research Agenda: Supporting Development of the Evidence Base for AHD Partnerships (Session 3309.0) on Monday, October 31st, from 2:30-2:50pm in the Hyatt Regency Denver, Capital Ballroom 1. Read Workforce Development Takes Center Stage at APHA Annual Meeting to learn more, and contact Kathleen Amos at email@example.com with any questions.
Use of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Remains Strong in Both Academia and Practice
As recently highlighted, the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are being used within health departments across the nation to create workforce development plans to meet accreditation requirements set by the Public Health Accreditation Board. In addition, the Core Competencies are also being used by academic institutions for preparing the existing and future public health workforce to address current and evolving needs. A recent request for information about use of the Core Competencies in academia showed that 92% of respondents use the Core Competencies in a variety of ways, including developing curricula, designing practicums and field placements, and assessing student skills and competencies. Three Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice member organizations, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing, were instrumental in gathering this information; an enormous THANK YOU is extended to each. Read Preparing the Public Health Workforce of Today and Tomorrow: Use of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in Academia to learn more, and share your own examples of how your organization is using the Core Competencies with Janelle Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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