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The Public HealthWorkforce,2006: New Challenges

M. Gebbie, Kristine and J. Turnock, Bernard (2006) The Public HealthWorkforce,2006: New Challenges. Health Affairs, 25 (4). pp. 923-933.

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Abstract

Efforts to develop the public health workforce since 2001 have benefited from increased funding resulting from concerns over terrorism and other public health threats. This largesse has been accompanied by the need for greater accountability for results. The size, composition, and distribution of the public health workforce have long been policy concerns. Production and retention of public health workers remain important issues,although new dimensions of readiness are also taking center stage. We offer here policy recommendations in the areas of assessing the public health workforce and its needs,organizing development efforts around essential competencies for public health practice,credentialing workers, and accrediting agencies. [Health Affairs 25, no. 4 (2006): 923–933; 10.1377/hlthaff.25.4.923]


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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health, Public Health, Workforce, Policy, Public Health Preparedness, Readiness, Public Health Practice
Subjects: Health > Policy
Health > Public Health
Practice
Practice > interventions
Practice > service
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Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 28 May 2011 18:07
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/522

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