NNPHI is working with CDC's Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (SEPDPO), which established a Public Health Workforce Development Initiative in 2011 to strengthen the public health workforce by influencing policy and improving quality, availability, and accessibility of training and workforce development. NNPHI is fostering understanding of the broad range of roles public health institutes play in developing the public health workforce at the local, state, and national levels. NNPHI has engaged ten of its members to provide guidance to SEPDPO in developing and implementing the National Public Health Workforce Strategy Roadmap, as well as the National Public Health Workforce Strategy. Most recently, NNPHI, its members, and over 40 organizations participated in CDC-SEPDPO-hosted Public Health Workforce Summit, Modernizing the Workforce for the Public's Health: Shifting the Balance.
NNPHI has engaged in leadership development since its inception in 2001, housing the PHLS for the past decade. PHLS is an alumni association comprised of graduates of national, state, and regional public health leadership institutes and development programs. PHLS has become a national resource for public health leadership development, leadership consultation, and development of the next generation of public health leaders. Visit PHLS' homepage.
NNPHI is also leveraging its member network and PHLS in its support of a Learning Collaborative for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's Together on Diabetes grantees. In addition to working with the Foundation to host a grantee summit, NNPHI is working to support online Learning Collaborative meetings that the Foundation hosts. These activities will help foster a learning community by facilitating the exchange of ideas and best practices among grantees, providing leadership and professional development opportunities for grantees and enhancing relationships between grantees and the broader public health practice community. Together on Diabetes and NNPHI will work together to drive learnings across NNPHI's 38 member health institutes and the Public Health Leadership Society. The 2013 Together on Diabetes Grantee Summit took place in Atlanta, GA on February 25th-27th. For more information, including presentations and video from the 2013 and 2012 Together on Diabetes Grantee Summits, please visit the Together on Diabetes website.