Workforce Recruitment and Retention Series

Online Training to
Prepare Public Health Workers
for the Future

Workforce Recruitment and Retention Series

NEW! Self-Paced Training Module Released June 30th, 2023

Archived Workforce Recruitment and Webinar Series

The Workforce Recruitment and Retention Training Series developed by the Region 2 PHTC with Heather Krasna, Ph.D, Associate Dean, Career Services and Professional Development at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, provides practical strategies to help local and state health departments and other public health organizations recruit and hire the best candidates. Dr. Krasna is also the co-author of 101+ Careers in Public Health, 3rd Edition, and author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service. Check out our self-paced training module and archived live webinar series below!

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing Promotion and Consumption of Ultra-Processed Food

This two-part course aims to understand ultra-processed food and explore how health departments can combat the promotion of ultra-processed food.

In Part I, we will develop a better understanding of ultra-processed food, and how it promotes negative health outcomes particularly for some populations.

In Part II, we will explore how health departments can combat the promotion of ultra-processed food.

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Analysis in the Policy Process and How Systems Thinking Fits In

Using a scenario focused on the opioid problem in the fictitious ‘Tycho County’, this course will describe how the ‘Policy Analysis’ stage of the CDC policy process can be implemented by a health department using systems thinking tools and approaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy and Policy Development in the Policy Process and How Systems Thinking Fits In

Using a scenario focused on the opioid problem in the fictitious ‘Tycho County’, this course will describe how the ‘Strategy and Policy Development’ stage of the CDC policy process can be implemented by a health department using systems thinking tools and approaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Engagement: The People’s Approach to Improving Health and Social Outcomes

This course focuses on community engagement, and the role of local health departments in engaging local communities. It focuses on strategies for “true” community engagement, which is about collaborating with and empowering local communities, and recognizing the expert in every community member and every leader representing the community. It also provides an overview of case studies, best practices and strategies for community dialogue and engagement and/or integrating community engagement in public health practice.

 

 

 

 

 

Succession Planning and Workforce Development for Public Health Agencies

This course describes how health departments can undertake succession planning and workforce development efforts, even during ‘VUCA’ (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) times, using a case study approach set in the fictitious Tycho County.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center