As local health departments continue their activation around the COVID-19 pandemic, unique administrative strategies may need to be employed to ensure adequate staffing and capacity. NACCHO’s Administrative Preparedness and the Public Health Workforce: Suggested Strategies for Health Departments report aims to improve the understanding of administrative factors affecting adequate staffing during an emergency response and the workforce strategies used by health departments to mitigate them. This report helps local health departments consider the factors that affect staffing in emergency response situations through the following objectives:
- Identify issues that influence whether the right number and appropriate type of personnel are available to respond during emergencies.
- Suggest strategies that health departments can employ to address administrative issues.
- Offer questions for health departments and their human resources partners to consider when assessing their administrative preparedness to meet workforce needs.
To access the full report, visit NACCHO’s Toolbox.
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