Workforce Development and Training

NACCHO is committed to a competent workforce in local health departments.

NACCHO offers a variety of workshops and trainings, supports and promotes leadership development and core competency efforts, and engages in national policy discussions to address pressing public health workforce issues.
 
The Workforce Resource Center provides a list of helpful tools and information concerning the public health workforce. You can find helpful resources, workshops, trainings and more at this location.

PHAP Applications Now Open!

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be accepting applications January 3-19, 2017 to host a public health associate starting in October 2017. PHAP is a two year training program with the mission to train and provide experiential learning to early-career public health professionals.

Learn more about PHAP and applying to host an associate:

Questions about PHAP can be e-mailed to phap@cdc.gov. 

Public Health Infrastructure

Workforce Resource Center

Tools and resources to help Local Health Departments build, train and sustain their workforce.

Public Health Infrastructure

Workforce Resource Center

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Individual Development Plan Guide

This guide will help LHD staff work on goals to enhance individual and organizational performance.

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Individual Development Plan Guide

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Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

PHAP is a 2 year fellowship for recent college graduates placed at LHDs by CDC.

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Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

The Workforce and Leadership Development Committee provides recommendations, direction, and guidance to NACCHO’s Board of Directors and staff to facilitate NACCHO’s efforts to expand and improve the public health workforce. It provides leadership, advocates for, and advises NACCHO and its partners on comprehensive, innovative workforce and leadership development policies and practices.

Ashley Edmiston, MPH
Director, Workforce Development

Margaret Gamble
Senior Program Assistant, Public Health Transformation