The Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KAPHTC) is pleased to present the final analyses and reports for the 2012 Kentucky Public Health Workforce Assessment. This public health workforce assessment has been a large, statewide effort culminating in these reports, which can be accessed by clicking on the links below. Over 2,000 individuals in the state and local public health workforce completed the assessment on KY-TRAIN between May and August, 2012, with an approximate return rate of 52%. Each stage of the effort was carried out with input from public health practitioners. These reports are valuable resources for state and local public health departments as they work to develop and strengthen their organization’s public health workforce capacity.
The Kentucky Health Department Association sponsored four regional workforce development meetings for local health departments in February and March. These meetings were presented by the KAPHTC. The KAPHTC summarized the workforce assessment reports and used the results to identify and describe multiple approaches (including utilizing TRAIN) for developing an individual and agency workforce development plan. Following the meetings, local health departments were able to determine how to utilize the workforce assessment data in each of the workforce development plan approaches. The participants also were engaged in a discussion about the future public health workforce and their needs.
Please do not hesitate to contact the KAPHTC with any questions or comments about the reports or the assessment process: firstname.lastname@example.org.