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Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Gerding, JA; Brooks, BW; Landeen, E; Whitehead, S; Kelly, KR; Allen, A; Banaszynski, D; Dorshorst, M; Drager, L; Eshenaur, T; Freund, J ...
Published in: Am J Public Health
March 2020

An ever-changing landscape for environmental health (EH) requires in-depth assessment and analysis of the current challenges and emerging issues faced by EH professionals. The Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health initiative addressed this need.After receiving responses from more than 1700 practitioners, during an in-person workshop, focus groups identified and described priority problems and supplied context on addressing the significant challenges facing EH professionals with state health agencies and local health departments. The focus groups developed specific problem statements detailing the EH profession and workforce's prevailing challenges and needs according to 6 themes, including effective leadership, workforce development, equipment and technology, information systems and data, garnering support, and partnerships and collaboration.We describe the identified priority problems and needs and provide recommendations for ensuring a strong and robust EH profession and workforce ready to address tomorrow's challenges.

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Am J Public Health

DOI

EISSN

1541-0048

Publication Date

March 2020

Volume

110

Issue

3

Start / End Page

288 / 294

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workforce
  • Staff Development
  • Public Health
  • Needs Assessment
  • Leadership
  • Humans
  • Focus Groups
  • Environmental Health
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
 

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Gerding, J. A., Brooks, B. W., Landeen, E., Whitehead, S., Kelly, K. R., Allen, A., … Sarisky, J. (2020). Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health. Am J Public Health, 110(3), 288–294. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305441
Gerding, Justin A., Bryan W. Brooks, Elizabeth Landeen, Sandra Whitehead, Kaitlyn R. Kelly, Amy Allen, David Banaszynski, et al. “Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health.Am J Public Health 110, no. 3 (March 2020): 288–94. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305441.
Gerding JA, Brooks BW, Landeen E, Whitehead S, Kelly KR, Allen A, et al. Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health. Am J Public Health. 2020 Mar;110(3):288–94.
Gerding, Justin A., et al. “Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health.Am J Public Health, vol. 110, no. 3, Mar. 2020, pp. 288–94. Pubmed, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305441.
Gerding JA, Brooks BW, Landeen E, Whitehead S, Kelly KR, Allen A, Banaszynski D, Dorshorst M, Drager L, Eshenaur T, Freund J, Inman A, Long S, Maloney J, McKeever T, Pigman T, Rising N, Scanlan S, Scott J, Shukie C, Stewart G, Tamekazu D, Wade V, White C, Sarisky J. Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health. Am J Public Health. 2020 Mar;110(3):288–294.

Published In

Am J Public Health

DOI

EISSN

1541-0048

Publication Date

March 2020

Volume

110

Issue

3

Start / End Page

288 / 294

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workforce
  • Staff Development
  • Public Health
  • Needs Assessment
  • Leadership
  • Humans
  • Focus Groups
  • Environmental Health
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences