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This Web Forum shares how the PHLN is building and sustaining a national system for outstanding public health training.

Welcome to the New Era of Public Health Training: How the Public Health Learning Network is Preparing the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow



PHLN_MedallionFinding online training is easy. Finding the right training can be tough. While multiple funders and organizations support online training, these systems and services are not yet fully coordinated. To ensure the nation’s 500,000 public health professionals can respond rapidly to critical and ever-evolving needs, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has partnered with 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers (RPHTCs) and 40 local performance sites (LPS). The partnership represents a unified, national network of public health training and educational resources—the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN).

This Web Forum shares how the PHLN is building and sustaining a national system for outstanding public health training. It features the Midwestern Public Health Training Center sharing its approach to engaging adult learners, as well as an overview of its recent workforce development activities.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the evolution and future of the public health training delivery system
  • Profile an exemplary public health training course as an example of what the PHLN can do for learners
  • Explore how training centers are working with organizations to bring the best training and resources together for the public health professional

Our panelists:

  • Nor Hashidah Abd-Hamid, PhD, Lead Instructional Designer, Institute for Public Health Practice,, University of Iowa College of Public Health (UI CPH) and the MPHTC
  • Jennifer McKeever, MSW, MPH, Director, Public Health Practice and Training, National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)
  • Mikhaila Richards, MS, Communications Strategist, NCCPHT at NNPHI
  • Tanya Uden-Holman, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa College of Public Health

Our moderator:

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Focus Areas:
  • Workforce Training & Education

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