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Preparing future public health professionals for the workforce is a growing concern as 38% of current state health agency workers plan to leave governmental work by 2020, a fact Heather Duncan and John Auerbach point out in their latest commentary,whichhighlightsthe CDC'sPublic Health Associate Program, a 2-year, paid training program that gives future public health professionals hands-on experience in various agencies. Robyn Sobelson and colleagues examine the effectiveness of the PHAP and its impact on preparing public health professionals to meet workforce needs.Corrine Wigington and associates take a look at whether and how PHAP benefits host agencies.
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Journal of Public Health Management and Practice publishes articles that focus on evidence-based public health practice and research. The journal is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed publication guided by a multidisciplinary editorial board of administrators, practitioners and scientists. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice publishes in a wide range of population health topics including research to practice; emergency preparedness; bioterrorism; infectious disease surveillance; environmental health; community health assessment, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, and academic-practice linkages. Recognized as the leading practice-based public health journal, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has recently published focus issues defining the public health workforce, performance management and bridging the research to practice gap.
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