AKEN: Rhonda Johnson: Health Workforce Training Needs - Part Three

31 Dec 2013 11:23 AM | Anonymous

The workforce training survey conducted by Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) discussed many results.  Here are highlights of the key findings:

• Supervisors reported the most interest in having the people they supervise attend training programs focused on performance management, evidence-based public health, and public health management.

• Almost all respondents indicated that skills in communication and cultural competency, and analytic/assessment were most important to their jobs. Systems thinking was also indicated as being of high importance to the jobs of all respondents.

• Skills in leadership, management, systems thinking, and analytic/assessment were important to supervisors’ jobs.

• The domains non-supervisors identified as being of moderate/high importance to their job are community dimensions of practice, systems thinking, analytic/assessment and program planning.

• Supervisors indicated a higher need for training in management, systems thinking, analytic/assessment and cultural competency.

• Non-supervisors indicated a higher need for training in communication, analytic/assessment and community dimensions of practice.

• Webinar presentations and distance education were the preferred training formats.

• Webinar presentations and computer-based training were the preferred forms of distance training.

• Respondents indicated that Twitter and blogs were the forms of social media of highest training need. Training in Facebook and LinkedIn followed closely.

• Respondents prefer email as a means to receive information about training.

An Executive Summary Brief for the entire  Regional Training Needs Assessment (including but not limited to Alaska) is available at http://www.nwcphp.org/documents/communications/news/training-needs-assessment-regional-brief-2013

If you are interested in learning more about the Alaska Training Needs Report or the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, please feel free to contact me at Rhonda.Johnson@uaa.alaska.edu

Link to part one: Introduction and Methods and part two Description of Respondents: 

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