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Title: Public Health Workforce Development in NYS


1
Public Health Workforce Development in NYS
  • Presentation to the
  • Public Health Association of NYC
  • Marita Murrman, EdD

2
New York State Department of Health Contact
Information
  • Sylvia Pirani, MPH, MS
  • Director, Office of Public Health Practice NYS
    Department of Health Corning Tower, Rm. 821 ESP
    Albany, NY 12237 sjp03_at_health.state.ny.us
    518-473-4223

3
Public Health Workforce
  • an adequately prepared workforce does not
    simply materialize as wished for.
  • K. Gebbie and B. Turnock. The Public Health
    Workforce 2006 New Challenges. Health Affairs,
    Vol. 25 No. 4 July/August 2006

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Public Health Workforce Challenges
  • Shortages
  • Related to budgetary constraints, aging of the
    work force
  • Scarcity especially acute for nurses,
    epidemiologists, environmental health
    practitioners
  • Lack of Diversity Workforce does not look like
    the population it serves

8
Public Health Workforce Challenges
  • Educational Preparation - majority of workforce
    lacks formal public health training
  • Limited Access to Continuing Education. Training
    constrained by
  • limited resources
  • poor design
  • competing priorities
  • inaccessible times and locations
  • Insufficient preparation for PH Leaders

9
Public Health Workforce
  • sustaining a drive toward high performance and
    improved health outcomes requires long term
    workforce development and new approaches
  • K. Gebbie and B. Turnock. The Public Health
    Workforce 2006 New Challenges. Health Affairs,
    Vol. 25 No. 4 July/August 2006

10
Public Health Workforce Taskforce
  • Vision An adequately sized and competent public
    health workforce serving NYS residents
  • Mission Develop and implement strategies to
    address recruitment, training and education and
    retention

11
Workforce Taskforce Members
  • Local Health Departments and the NYS Association
    of County Health Officials
  • Schools and Programs of PH SUNY Albany, SUNY
    Buffalo,
  • Columbia/Mailman, NY Medical College, SUNY
    Downstate,
  • Brooklyn, Hunter, U. Rochester, NYU
  • New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center
  • New York State Department of Health
  • NYS Nurses Association
  • Health Care Association of NYS
  • Medical Society of NYS
  • Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
  • NYS Dept Civil Service

12
Task Force Projects/Initiatives
  • Strengthening Academic / Practice Partnerships
  • Increase numbers and quality of field placements
    in governmental public health agencies
  • Establish PH Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Assessing Leadership Skills
  • Develop and pilot leadership self assessment
    tool
  • Marketing Governmental Public Health Careers
  • Enhance Public Health Works! as marketing tool
  • Work with state/local Human Resources and Civil
    Service to promote public health agency
    positions
  • Implementing Continuing Education Programs
  • Public Health Educators, Public Health Nurses
  • Monitoring PH Workforce Trends
  • Enumeration of 36 LHDs, Exit Survey in
    Development
  • New Employee Survey at SDOH

13
NYS DOH Recruitment Efforts
  • Many titles at NYS DOH including
  • Nurses
  • Epidemiologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Physicians
  • Public Health Educators
  • Community Health Program Managers
  • Sanitarians
  • Laboratory Workers
  • Public Health Representatives.
  • Most titles are competitive, requiring exam
  • Many titles exist throughout New York State,
    including downstate offices in NYC and New
    Rochelle.

14
Promotion of Opportunities
  • Job openings and examination announcements can be
    found at www.health.state.ny.us
  • Job openings for positions and examinations in
    other NYS agencies can be found at
    www.cs.state.ny.us
  • Promote via paid advertisements, health-related
    websites, mailings to other states, counties
    within NYS, and community based organizations

15
Retention Efforts
  • Contract negotiated annual pay raises
  • Employee recognition and service awards
  • Alternate work schedules
  • Staff development training
  • Health benefits and pension plan

16
Certification in PH Exam
  • DOH very supportive of staff being recognized for
    training and education they are pursuing,
    however, it is too soon to tell whether proposed
    public health credential received from this
    examination might or might not be integrated into
    the current or future Civil Service processes in
    place for appointments to NYS DOH positions.

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Public Health Works!
  • Please visit the website and tell us what you
    think!
  • http//www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/public_he
    alth_works/
  • Contact us if you want to consider employment at
    state or local health departments
    phworks_at_health.state.ny.us
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