Kansas Local Public Health Workforce Training Needs Assessment

In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established a national system of Centers for Public Health Preparedness. This national system is aimed at providing a continuum of accessible learning opportunities for frontline workers throughout their careers. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment KDHE) partnered with the St. Louis University School of Public Health, Heartland Center for Public Health Workforce Preparedness to develop new and innovative ways to address the training and professional development needs of the workforces in the states.

In order to identify and prioritize training needs, a KDHE Workforce Training Needs Assessment was completed 2004 in partnership with the Heartland Center. View the 2003 Workforce Needs Assessment (PDF) and 2005 Workforce Needs Assessment (PDF).

The surveys are based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, as well as the Bioterrorism and Emergency Readiness Competencies developed to address public health preparedness. These competencies were developed broadly, with the understanding that environmental health is a part of public health.

Preparedness Library

Preparedness has a library of materials available to local health departments, hospitals, emergency management personnel and first responders to serve as an information resource for helping meet emergency preparedness needs in Kansas.

Simply download our Library Index Spreadsheet (XLS) and search it. Then, contact us at 785-296-7100 and we will ship any library items that you check out via our contracted courier service or FedEx. All materials are due to be returned to BCHS within 30 calendar days of receipt.

Only emergency management personnel, health professionals and first responders (law enforcement, fire, EMS) may check out library materials. Please remember that if you check out library items, you are responsible for their timely return in good condition.

Please note that many library materials are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without permission from the author.

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