Leadership, Management and Workforce Development
Sharing Session - 60 Minutes
As the movement toward Public Health 3.0 and greater alignment between public health and healthcare continues, it is critical that workforce development be considered from a more comprehensive perspective and to build within the health workforce the knowledge and skills to communicate and work toward shared population health goals. The Competencies for Population Health Professionals (Population Health Competencies), a set of competencies designed for hospital, health system, public health, and healthcare professionals engaged in population health activities, can help to build this connection across health sectors. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, the Population Health Competencies offer a step forward in creating alignment and a common language for workforce development that bridges public health and healthcare. The local public health community is well positioned to play a lead role in supporting the development of population health knowledge and skills within the health workforce. This session will introduce the Population Health Competencies and training plans that have been developed to build these skills, consider what we know about areas of commonality with respect to trainings relevant to public health and healthcare professionals, and explore what will help meet the professional development needs of this changing workforce. Participants will explore strategies, potential next steps, and resources for building a skilled population health workforce – for both public health and healthcare.