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Training Readiness of Public Health Agencies: A Framework for Assessment

Dato Virginia M.; Potter, Margaret A.; Fertman, Carl I.
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: July 2001
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The Healthy People 2010 Objectives and the Taskforce on Public Health Workforce Development both have recognized the important roles of state and local agencies in the education and training of their employees. This article describes an initial step in the development of a tool to assess agencies' training readiness using five factors derived from learning organization theory. These factors (resources, policies, learning culture, programs, and leadership) offer a useful framework for further development of a tool to assess training program readiness.

The authors would like to acknowledge Dwight Williams for his assistance in arranging the workshop and the scholars of the Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute for their participation. This work was funded by a cooperative agreement of the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH; grant U76 AH 10002-03).

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