The Open Forum: Next Generation (NxGen), presented by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), will be held September 27-29, 2023, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Open Forum: NxGen provides public health practitioners an opportunity to learn and engage with peers around critical topics currently facing both the public health and the healthcare workforce. The conference establishes a learning continuum that strengthens the capacity for practitioners to respond to future public health needs and provides skills and resources to bolster the new generation of public health workers.
This year's theme is "Transforming Public Health for a Resilient Future: Equipping and Empowering our Workforce to Advance Health Equity," and will feature four learning tracks:
- Public Health Infrastructure
- Advancing and Renewing the Public Health Workforce
- (Re)Shaping the Future of Public Health
- Performance Management and Quality Improvement (PMQI)
PHF Sessions at Open Forum:
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) will be presenting the following sessions at Open Forum:
Applying the 2021 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals to Support Workforce Development
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 4:15pm-4:45pm EDT
Presenters: Jennifer Harmon, TRAIN Learning Network Engagement Manager, PHF, Mayela Arana, Senior Program Manager, PHF
Description: Workforce development is essential to ensuring public health agencies have the capacity to adequately serve their communities. The importance of workforce development is recognized by the Public Health Accreditation Board, which has included workforce development within the national accreditation standards and measures for health departments. One important tool in identifying health department core competencies for workforce development planning is the 2021 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). Learn the latest on resources and tools available to support implementing the Core Competencies in workforce development and training efforts.
Using Communication and Promotion Strategies to Build Organizational Partnerships
Thursday, September 28, 2023 4:15pm-4:45pm EDT
Description: Equity-centered and thoughtful communication and promotional strategies can be useful tools for building organizational partnerships and collaborations that support the U.S. Public Health Infrastructure System. Join PHF in this breakout session to hear the key takeaways and lessons learned while developing and implementing a communication and promotional strategy for vaccine-related training videos.