UNDERSTANDING TRAINING AND PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE ACTIVATION
Public Health Workforce Activation places special demands on the entire public health workforce. Some may need technical training for new surge response or business continuity roles. Others may have to learn new leadership or managerial skills. All must understand the basics of working under activation conditions.
The Training Workgroup was tasked with developing a plan that would address training curriculum, training resources, and training processes needed to prepare managers, staff, and likely emergency response team leaders to perform well in the event of an Activation.
This section provides an overview of the training planning process, a training needs assessment model, training requirement for key personnel groups and a training curriculum overview that addresses these demands.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Assessing the training needs of Public Health employees was an essential component of the Training Word Group's task. The purpose was to identify resources needed to enhance the effectiveness and availability of preparedness training as well as to identify the advanced and just in time training needs of key response teams. Results would help develop preparedness training standards and prioritize specific training courses.
It was noted that all staff and all managers need a baseline level of training about workforce activation and workforce activation dynamics but specific training gaps needed identification. Learn more about our Emergency Preparedness Training Needs Assessment for Public Health Staff .
Trainings should also consider the Department of Homeland Security stipulation that state, local and tribal jurisdictions are required to achieve NIMS compliance.