The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the de Beaumont Foundation convened an advisory group of thirty-one national public health leadership groups to collectively assess the priorities, needs, and characteristics of the governmental public health workforce. ASPHN is part of this project. In the first phase of the project, the advisory group identified leading strategic challenges and opportunities that the current and future public health workforce must address. The second phase of the project will be an individual-level survey of governmental public health workers that is tentatively scheduled for implementation in September 2014. Attached is a slide deck that describes phase one of the ASTHO/de Beaumont workforce project, summarizing the consensus findings of the initial meeting. The slide deck highlights the top training needs, challenges, and attributes needed from a future public health worker.
Developing skilled leaders in public health nutrition is a critical component of all of ASPHN’s work. The Association seeks to build our members’ skills so they can be strong leaders both in their state health agencies and within ASPHN. Read the leadership success stories from ASPHN members. ASPHN offers its members a variety of opportunities to develop their leadership skills. For example, ASPHN offers the Growing ASPHN Leaders program for members. If you are interested in this program, contact Shana Patterson
Johns Hopkins Maternal and Child Health Leadership Skills Development Series is a series of online modules that cover a variety of leadership topics in a Maternal and Child Health context. The modules are designed to be completed in small groups with the use of video, personal reflection, case studies and group discussions to facilitate learning. They are comprehensive yet flexible. They can be completed in any order, timeframe or setting that participants choose.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has an online Leadership Certificate of Training: Developing Your Role as Leader. Experts in the field of leadership developed this program for AND members. To receive the Certificate of Training, learners must successfully complete all four modules. For more information, visit eatright.org.
The National WIC Association offers its members the NWA Leadership Academy. This customized leadership program is designed to assist WIC organizations in developing leadership skills and attributes for selected new leaders and to update the skills of current leaders. The program seeks to help participants to think and act strategically, develop critical thinking skills, and manage results-oriented teams. The NWA Leadership Academy Certificate Program is comprised of four courses, which are each 10 weeks in length.