The National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development, established by the de Beaumont Foundation, convened public health leaders from more than 30 national public health membership associations, federal agencies, and public health workforce peer networks (including the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training at NNPHI) to identify areas of alignment among their priorities.
Produced by the de Beaumont Foundation, this report reflects a broad consensus of the public health community that we need to refocus our efforts on the development of strategic skills that help position our field to adapt to a transforming health landscape. These skills, which cut across (and complement) scientific disciplines and all levels of work at public health agencies, are at once the key to the survival of public health agencies in a resource-starved environment, and an opportunity to realize the potential of public health leaders to serve as strategists working across sectors to improve the health and vitality of communities.
The Consortium’s call to action comes at a time of significant challenges to public health and to the workforce that is our greatest resource. We need your help amplifying this report.
The Consortium identified the following strategic skills as priorities: