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Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice Meeting - March 2024

Category: Focus Area

Related Categories: Council on Linkages, Workforce Development

Location: Virtual Meeting

Start Date: 3/1/2024

End Date: 3/1/2024

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) convened for a virtual meeting on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 2-4pm EST. This meeting provided updates on Council on Linkages initiatives, such as the proposed development of a new Retention and Recruitment Learning Community, updates about the Academic Health Department Learning Community, and insights into the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). Additionally, attendees learned from our guest presenters who discussed how their health departments utilize the Core Competencies to strengthen the workforce.

Meeting Slides


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​Agenda Item

​Welcome, Overview of Agenda​, and Introduction of New Representative
  • NBPHE: David Buys, PhD, MSPH, CPH, FGSA​
​Bill Keck
​​- Meeting Agenda

Council Member List

- Supplemental Materials
    - Council Constitution and Bylaws
    - Council Participation Agreement
    - Council Strategic Directions, 2023-2027
​Approval of Minutes from September 26, 2023 Meeting
  • Action Item:​ Vote on Approval of Minutes
​Bill Keck
​​- Draft Minutes from September 26, 2023 Meeting
​CDC Cooperative Agreement Application 
  • CDC-RFA-PW-24-0080, Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health
Kathleen Amos

- ​CDC Cooperative Agreement Application
​Establishing a Retention and Recruitment Learning Community 
  • Action Item:​ Vote on Establishing the Learning Community 
​​Ron Bialek & Mayela Arana 
​- Establishing the Retention and Recruitment Learning Community
​Rebuilding the Public Health Workforce​ (Council Strategic Directions - C.1.e)
  • ​Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services – Workforce Development Plan: Re-envisioning and Strengthening the Public Health Workforce, January 2024
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department – Core Competency Prioritization Process​
​Brenna Davidson, Kirsten (Kiki) Lezama & Lindsey O'Connor

​- Rebuilding the Public Health Workforce

​Council Activity Updates
  • Academic Health Department Learning Community (Council Strategic Directions - A.1.a., A.1.b.)
  • Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Council Strategic Directions - B.1.b., C.3.a., C.3.b.)​
​​Mayela Arana 
​​- Academic Health Department Learning Community Report
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Report
​Other Business and Next Steps
​Bill Keck
Bill Keck

For more information, please contact Mayela Arana at​. ​


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Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice Meeting - March 2024