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  1. 1. Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan 2005 Goals, Strategies, and Action Steps Measures By Whom By When Goal. 1: Increase recruitment and retention efforts in Iowa’s public health workforce Strategy 1.1: Attract professionals and students into public health careers. Action Step 1.1.1: Compile data about the public health Survey of public IALPHA June 2005 workforce in Iowa, including numbers of public health health workforce professionals, types of professions, locations, and demographics. Action Step 1.1.2: Identify ways that organizations can Use of data for Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing use the data and analyze the results for possible use with planning other health care professionals in the future. Action Step 1.1.3: Identify potential secondary and post- Develop video – UHL Ongoing secondary audiences for recruitment into employment or UHL Develop video CHCs educational programs focused on public health – i.e. - CHCs IDPH/HCA establish an internship for a MPH student to survey Compendium of guidance counselors in middle and high schools. schools Action Step 1.1.4: Establish relationships and Compendium of IDPH/HCA Ongoing disseminate guides and materials focused on public Schools health careers to career counselors and health instructors Videos See above in identified middle and high schools (School Annual Guides ASPH and Conference, High School Career Counselors Association, Pfizer etc.). Action Step 1.1.5: Monitor the implementation of House Ongoing File 825, which requires for a provider network to be built, involving critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, free and reduced clinics, Broadlawns, Iowa City Hospitals, CHCs, and Proteus. Strategy 1.2: Utilize existing public health leadership to be the face of public health career opportunities. Action Step 1.2.1: Identify and review existing mentor Number of Iowa UMPHTC 2005-2006 UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan – 2005 1
  2. 2. Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan 2005 Goals, Strategies, and Action Steps Measures By Whom By When programs. programs reviewed Action Step 1.2.2: Pilot a mentoring program in the state Iowa UMPHTC 2006 and test with local public health professionals and students. Strategy 1.3: Attract professionals into public health leadership. Action Step 1.3.1: Use survey data to inform the Advisory IALPHA December Committee regarding further analysis. 2005 Action Step 1.3.2: Identify ways in which to bridge Number of sessions Iowa UMPHTC October 2005 through the delivery of Best Practice Sessions between completed IALPHA traditional health professionals and the field of public U of I Institute health, i.e. working with hospitals in communities. Action Step 1.3.3: Make available Best Practices ICN Number of sessions U of I Institute Ongoing Sessions and develop case studies or stories for use in made available training and classrooms – use at conferences, legislatively, trainings, etc. Strategy 1.4: Development of models to identify potential public health career growth and leadership tracks. Action Step 1.4.1: Support efforts in Iowa and Nebraska Focus groups and CHCs October 2005 Community Health Centers to identify human resource phone calls with IA/NEPCA issues like career ladder and training/workforce needs. human resource personnel Action Step 1.4.2: Use information from focus groups and Iowa UMPHTC 2006 calls to develop career ladders and address training and U of I Institute workforce needs. Goal 2: Improve the qualifications and proficiency of Iowa’s public health workforce Strategy 2.1: Institutionalize the Ten Essential Services (TES) to characterize job responsibilities in all public health roles in each profession. Action Step 2.1.1: Identify professions, links, and best Distribute within IDPH, U of I February UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan – 2005 2
  3. 3. Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan 2005 Goals, Strategies, and Action Steps Measures By Whom By When approaches to provide training and education on the TES. IDPH and outside Institute 2005 department Action Step 2.1.2: Disseminate Public Health 101 Number of materials U of I Institute March 2005 materials to state and local public health agencies as well disseminated as other public health-related organizations to promote the understanding of the TES. Action Step 2.1.3: Query recipients of PH 101 materials Number of U of I Institute December about use, strengths, incentives, and obstacles to using recipients queried 2005 the materials. Action Step 2.1.5: Use evaluation form and create case IDPH employees, U of I Institute 2006 studies to allow more organizations to use the TES and local level PH 101 trainings. participation Strategy 2.2: Support the success of professionals in leadership positions. Action Step 2.2.1: Identify appropriate competencies for Competencies Iowa UMPHTC January 2006 leadership-related courses. identified U of I Institute Action Step 2.2.2: Identify existing leadership coursework Coursework Iowa UMPHTC June 2006 and identify gaps in existing leadership training. secured and U of I Institute expanded Action Step 2.2.3: “Iowanize” existing leadership courses Coursework made Iowa UMPHTC September as needed. appropriate for an U of I Institute 2006 Iowa audience Action Step 2.2.4: Create a public health leadership track Online track IALPHA Long Term on the Learning Management System (LMS). developed and posted Strategy 2.3: Establish a process to maximize accessibility and flexibility for public health training. Action Step 2.3.1: Use marketing efforts and workshops Barriers identified Iowa UMPHTC October 2005 about LMS to identify organizational and technological U of I Institute barriers to access and take steps to remove those UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan – 2005 3
  4. 4. Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan 2005 Goals, Strategies, and Action Steps Measures By Whom By When barriers, as appropriate. Action Step 2.3.2: Continue to identify and add new Number of courses Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing courses to the LMS based on feedback from professionals added and updated U of I Institute and organizations throughout the state. Action Step 2.3.3: Offer training in multiple modalities and Number of different Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing timeframes to encourage participation with continual types of training U of I Institute assessment of audiences as to their preferences. opportunities and mediums made available Action Step 2.3.4: Create online training for Iowans Number of trainings Iowa UMPHTC Long Term based on several modules from the Great Plans U of I Institute Leadership Institute curriculum. GPLI Strategy 2.4: Collect information on the qualifications and competence of Iowa’s public health workforce. Action Step 2.4.1: Annually compile and evaluate Data compiled and Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing aggregate data from the LMS to track progress and reported on a U of I Institute identify ongoing needs. regular basis Action Step 2.4.2: Use aggregate data trends for long- Trends and Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing term strategic planning (LMS and other assessments to projections used for U of I Institute reach public health workers not using the LMS). sound decision making Strategy 2.5: Provide data and information on identified gaps and needed information to assist key agencies in development of their training plans. Action 2.5.1: Develop best practices based on topical ICN Training topic Iowa UMPHTC August – sessions. identified (i.e. U of I Institute October 2005 technical proficiencies) Action 2.5.2: Work with existing venues and continue to Venues identified Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing identify venues to offer a public health focused training and contacted U of I Institute UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan – 2005 4
  5. 5. Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan 2005 Goals, Strategies, and Action Steps Measures By Whom By When (Governor’s Public Health Conference, I-CASH Conference, and career fairs, etc.). Action 2.5.3: Continue participation in the PHTC Materials marketed Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing Outreach Committee to market products to public health U of I Institute professionals. Action 2.5.4: Potentially use Best Practices sessions to Series developed Iowa UMPHTC Long Term develop an UMPHTC Dialogues in Public Health Series. U of I Institute Goal 3: Increase diversity and distribution of Iowa’s public health workforce through appropriate training and education Strategy 3.1: Increase emphasis on workforce diversity and distribution in counties, institutions of higher education, and public and private providers. Action Step 3.1.1: Identify resources for organizations to Number of Iowa UMPHTC December use to assist in the recruitment and retention of diverse resources identified U of I Institute 2005 populations – UNI, Project Export, Proteus, PH Science and made available into Action, IWD, etc. on the UMPHTC Iowa website Action Step 3.1.2: Identify a training opportunity focused Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing on recruitment strategies for public health organizations, i.e. IPTV Series – Kids into Health Careers. Action Step 3.1.3: Support goals being developed by IDPH Ongoing IDPH Office of Rural Health and CHWP about increasing Iowa UMPHTC diversity in health careers. Action Step 3.1.4: Promote public health careers in CHCs, Local Ongoing communities with new Iowans, especially underserved Public Health areas. Boards Action Step 3.1.5: Provide opportunities for internships U of I Institute Long Term within public health and other related professions and disciplines, i.e. one internship for development of public UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan – 2005 5
  6. 6. Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan 2005 Goals, Strategies, and Action Steps Measures By Whom By When health curriculum with Spanish. Action Step 3.1.6: Promote second languages to students U of I Institute Long Term going into public health and other health-related careers. Strategy 3.2: Increase recruitment and retention efforts in Iowa to reflect rural and other demographic factors. Action Step 3.2.1: Identify opportunities to distribute and Iowa UMPHTC December use the national curriculum being “Iowanized” by IDPH U of I Institute 2006 and Latino Affairs for cultural competency training (4 modules). Action Step 3.2.2: Continue to work with the Iowa Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing Department of Education, University of Northern Iowa, U of I Institute IDPH Office of Rural Health, Iowa Rural Health Association, and other similar organizations. Action Step 3.2.3: Promote cultural competence training Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing through partnerships with Healthy Iowans 2010, Iowa U of I Institute Commission on Latino Affairs, Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans, Deaf Services, Department of the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, etc. Action Step 3.2.4: Promote programs focused on Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing increasing diversity in rural Iowa’s public health workforce. U of I Institute Strategy 3.3: Reach out to guidance counselors in middle and Ongoing high schools to promote public health professions. Action Step 3.3.1: Support the UHL and IDPH Office of UHL Ongoing Rural Health’s efforts to conduct outreach to guidance IDPH counselors, students, and parents. Iowa UMPHTC U of I Institute Goal 4: Improve Iowa’s public health workforce system Strategy 4.1: Convene partner agencies and organizations throughout the state. UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan – 2005 6
  7. 7. Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan 2005 Goals, Strategies, and Action Steps Measures By Whom By When Action 4.1.1: Hold quarterly UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing Committee meetings. Strategy 4.2: Share and exchange information and strategies with regional and national partner agencies and organizations. Action 4.2.1: Convene UMPHTC Regional Steering U of I Institute Ongoing Committee on a quarterly basis. Action 4.2.2: Promote the LMS as a shared utility for Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing public health workforce development. U of I Institute Action 4.2.3: Develop best practices based on topical ICN Training topic Iowa UMPHTC August – sessions. identified (i.e. U of I Institute October 2005 technical proficiencies) Strategy 4.3: Support the Iowa Department of Public Health’s system redesign efforts, which align with the Ten Essential Services. Action Step 4.3.1: Consider development of an IDPH Long Term orientation process into public health careers during the Iowa UMPHTC first six months of work at the state health department. U of I Institute Action Step 4.3.2: Review orientation programs currently IDPH Long Term used by other Public Health Training Centers in the Iowa UMPHTC country. U of I Institute Strategy 4.4: Annually track advocacy and education efforts for Iowa UMPHTC Ongoing increased support for public health workforce development U of I Institute through a short survey. *Please Note: Action steps in green are scheduled to be completed in the short term (six months of less), items in yellow are scheduled to be completed within a year, and items in blue are scheduled to be completed longer term.* UMPHTC Iowa Advisory Committee Strategic Plan – 2005 7

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