Staffing Up: Workforce Levels Needed to Provide Basic Public Health Services for All Americans

Authors: de Beaumont
Year: 2021
State: NatDoc: National Document
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW role scope of practice, Lessons learned from other states, Role of state government
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce
Policy: National guidance especially in new policy areas
Workforce Development: CDC input on state-level strategic planning, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), National endorsement/stance on CHWs

Despite the critical role that state and local governmental public health departments play in ensuring the safety, security, and prosperity of local communities, they have been consistently underfunded. State and local governmental public health departments need an 80% increase in their workforce to provide a minimum set of public health services to the nation.

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