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Workforce Development Publications


 
Workforce Resource Center
 
 

The below list contains links to NACCHO's workforce-related publications, as well as other related books, reports, and articles.

 
NACCHO Workforce Articles and Reports
 
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Describing the Local Public Health Workforce: Workers who Prevent Promote, and Protect the Nation's Health
This white paper describes the local public health workforce necessary to provide the services of a functional local health department and some of the occupations that exist in LHDs. This document is meant to be shared with a wide variety of audiences, including the general public, elected officials, and anyone who might be interested in learning about the local public health workforce. More »
 
 
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Local Public Health Workforce Benchmarks
This report offers a blueprint for the development of staffing benchmarks for LHDs. Two benchmarking applications are proposed in this report, as well as key research questions that will help refine LHD staffing benchmarks. This study was initiated by NACCHO in an effort to guide LHDs in structuring their workforce, to provide evidence in support of local public health workforce development, and to provide information for advocacy in local public health. More »
 
 
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Changes in Size of Local Health Department Workforce
This research brief summarizes findings from the 2008 and 2010 National Profile data related to the changing size of the LHD workforce. Click here for additional information about the National Profile. More »
 
 
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LHD Budget Cuts and Job Losses
The "LHD Budget Cuts and Job Losses" webpage provides a full report and related background information on a recent Job Losses and Program Cuts survey conducted by NACCHO. More »
 
 
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The Medical Reserve Corps: A Valuable Asset to Local Health Departments
This NACCHO publication shares how local health departments can use the MRC to supplement existing medical response capabilities and public health infrastructure. More »
 
 
Other Related Reading
 
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Turning Point Performance Management Programs
The following key resources emerged from a collaborative partnership called the Turning Point Performance Management National Excellence Collaborative (PMC). To find out how the Public Health Foundation (PHF) is making updates to the Turning Point methodology, click here.

 
 
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Emergenetics®: Tap Into the New Science of Success
Emergenetics®: Tap Into the New Science of Success by Geil Browning, PhD has developed into a well-known framework and personality assessment that public health practitioners and other individuals may use to better understand their own and others' thinking and behavioral styles. More »
 
 
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The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy
The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon will help leaders use optimism to inspire progress. More »
 
 
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't by Jim Collins provides strategies for sustaining success in an organization. More »
 
 
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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen offers suggestions for improving performance through a more relaxed approach to work. More »
 
 
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High Five! The Magic of Working Together
High Five! The Magic of Working Together by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles incorporates research and storytelling to emphasize the importance of collaboration to a team's success. More »
 
 
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Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading
Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky presents strategies for courageously tackling leadership challenges. More »
 
 
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Ready for Prime Time: Ramping up Public Health Education
Ready for Prime Time: Ramping up Public Health Education, an article by Roxanne Fulcher, Peggy Honoré, Brenda Kirkwood, and Richard Riegelman, was featured in the April/May 2010 edition of the Community College Journal and describes the rapid evolution of public health education. More »
 
 
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Understanding and Clarifying Your Values
Understanding and Clarifying Your Values by William O. Blackwood and L. Ray Mauser includes an assessment and guidance to help leaders understand their values and how those values impact decision-making and behavior. More »