New to Public Health Residency Program
The New to Public Health Residency Program is a workforce development program designed to build confidence and competency for professionals who are new to public health.
The program is built upon the Foundational Public Health Services Model and develops enhanced knowledge and skills within the foundational areas and capabilities that are essential to public health practice.
The residency program includes an evidence-based practice project, peer networking, mentoring, facilitated reflection and journaling and simulation and case studies to support the new resident as they transition to practice while inspiring collaborative, interdisciplinary relationship to promote and protect health at a population level.
Statement of Need and Purpose
The residency program is designed to provide new public health professionals the foundational capabilities that are essential to public health practice. Overarching residency curriculum focuses on leadership, professional development, role-specific formation and competency. A residency program bridges the workforce by integrating the knowledge of experienced public health professionals and the fresh ideas of new staff to positively affect population health.
Integration public health professionals from across jurisdictions allows the new public health professional to understand how diversity in the workforce strengthens essential services across city and county lines, and allows for enhanced networking and future collaboration.
Residency programs supplement state and local orientation programs and build upon department-specific policy, procedures, and tasks, to allow the resident to see a fuller picture of the field of public health.
This contemporary program utilizes a comprehensive practice model that supplements existing knowledge of staff and supports the synthesis of new ideas. The program promotes standardized tools for the participant to customized based on their individual practice.
This workshop is designed to meet the needs of nurses, social workers, sanitarians, health educators, and other public health professionals that are new to their roles.
Elements of Competence
This CE activity is designed to change learner competence, and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ areas of interpersonal communication skills, professionalism and systems-based pracice, the Institute of Medicine area of employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement, and utilizing informationcs, and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of values/ethics, roles/responsibilities and interprofessional communication.
Following this residency program the new public health professional will:
- Demonstrate improvement in all foundational public health areas and capabilities as described by the Foundational Public Health Services Model
- Research, plan, implement, and present on an evidence-based quality improvement project within their local health department or community to demonstrate their commitment to evidence and enhance leadership and communication skills.
- Demonstrate enhanced cultural competency skills by articulating the importance of health equity and social justice driven approach within program planning and service delivery.
Residents will view lectures, panel discussions, participate in cased-based and small-group discussions, participation in simulation and skill-based training, and gaming activities over a 12 month period of time. The residency program also includes an evidence-based practice project, peer networking, mentoring, facilitated reflection, journaling, simulation and case studies to support the new resident as they transition to practice while inspiring collaborative, interdisciplinary relationship to promote and protect health at a population level.
Session 1: Public Health Overview
Session 2: Communicable Disease
Session 3: Health Equity
Session 4: Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Session 5: Environmental Health
Session 6: Accountability and Performance Management
Session 7: Maternal, Child, and Family Health
Session 8: Access to and Linkage with Clinical Care
Session 9: Preparedness
Session 10: Leadership and Performance Management
Sessions 11 and 12: Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Public Health 3.0
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|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|