Continuing Education and Consulting for the Public Health Workforce

Continuing Education
Southern CT State University, Dept of Public Health, and the CT-RI PHTC co-sponsored an event titled "Promoting Workforce Development through Enhancing Academic Internships in Public Health." Attendees included representatives from CT agencies and organizations that have sponsored a public health intern or have interest in sponsoring an intern in the future.

The Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) collaborates with practice and academic partners to support public health workforce development activities on the state, national and international levels. In addition to providing webinars and distance learning opportunities, OPHP conducts training needs assessments and provides consultation on workforce developments plans. OPHP leads the Connecticut Partnership for Public Health Workforce Development which brings together key training stakeholders to leverage resources and provide continuing education opportunities to Connecticut public health practitioners. Additionally, OPHP has received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the Public Health Training Center program and currently is a partner with the New England Public Health Training Center

Needs Assessments

Needs Assessments
Audience members from “Conducting Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments” held on June 27, 2013 at the Connecticut Hospital Association. Additional partners were the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health, Connecticut Public Health Association and Connecticut Department of Public Health.

OPHP provides consultations to governmental and other public health agencies on conducting training needs assessments of staff and developing workforce development plans. Methodologies include surveys, focus groups and group prioritization exercises. OPHP can provide consultation on creating agency workforce development plans to meet PHAB standards and on identifying or creating training programs to meet gaps. For further information, contact Kathi Traugh, Director of Public Health Workforce Development and Distance Learning.

CT-RI Public Health Training Center

2012 Focus Group Studies of Connecticut Public Health Workforce Training Needs.

Naugatuck Valley Health District, Seymour, CT

Three-Step Competency Prioritization Workshop Report. January 2013

Central Connecticut Health District, Wethersfield, CT

Central Connecticut Health District Workforce Development Plan. May 2014

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Workforce Training Needs Assessment Survey Report on Results. January 2015

New England Public Health Training Center

2015 Environmental Scan and Key Informant Interview Results