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Workforce Development

Strategy

State Public Health Activities

Local Public Health Activities

Desired Outcomes

Provide resources, support and education on evidence-based practices for childhood obesity prevention to inpiduals who interact with parents and children (including health care providers in the context of a health home, early care and learning and school personnel, and worksites).

Assess competency and need for training.

Inform about public health resources and supports.

Promote awareness about importance of preconception health for all women.

Promote awareness and use of evidence-based practices for childhood obesity prevention.

Promote use of BMI to screen and monitor childhood obesity.

Explore opportunity to focus on child obesity as third wave of START project.

Support and incentivize workforce training and assistance.

Inform about public health resources and supports.

Promote awareness about importance of preconception health for all women.

Promote awareness and use of evidence-based practices for childhood obesity prevention.

Promote use of BMI to screen and monitor childhood obesity.

Explore opportunity to focus on child obesity as third wave of START project.

Children, women, and families have health homes where they receive USPSTF clinical preventive services.  Providers are informed about public health resources and supports in communities.

Professionals who interact with children are informed about and utilize evidence-based practices for childhood obesity prevention.

Promote quality training for public health workforce on laws and regulations, and on evidence-based interventions   related to obesity prevention (including risk/protective factors).

Assess competency and need for training.

Develop an information campaign and/or training to inform the public health workforce about laws and regulations related to child obesity.

 Promote WIC Nutrition modules to non-WIC staff.

Promote Healthy Communities trainings to MCH and WIC staff.

Partner with Healthy Communities program staff to design and implement trainings that address MCH topics and a life course perspective.

Promote Health Impact Assessment trainings across public health programs.

Develop and promote a web-based toolbox

Develop and promote a web-based learning collaborative for local public health staff.

Develop evaluation and/or competencies.

Support and incentivize workforce training and assistance.

Develop an information campaign and/or training to inform the public health workforce about laws and regulations related to child obesity.

Develop evaluation and/or competencies.

Promote WIC Nutrition modules to non-WIC staff.

Promote Healthy Communities trainings to MCH and WIC staff.

Partner with Healthy Communities program staff to design and implement trainings that address MCH topics and a life course perspective.

Promote Health Impact Assessment trainings across public health programs.

Develop and promote a web-based toolbox

Develop and promote a web-based learning collaborative for local public health staff.

State and local public health staff are informed about laws and regulationss related to child obesity.

State and local public health staff working in different Offices and content areas have consistent information about evidence-based practices and programs for child obesity.

Support personnel achieving professional certification, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Assess need for lactation consultants.

Identify target or priorities for support.

Identify means to support certification through public health clinics, WIC, and hospitals.

Assess need for lactation consultants.

Identify target or priorities for support.

Identify means to support certification through public health clinics, WIC, and hospitals.

Women who choose to breastfeed their infants have access to professionally certified support in their communities.