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Teaching Public Health Networks in England: An innovative approach to building public health capacity and capability

Orme, Judy; Pilkington, Paul; Gray, Selena; Rao, Mala

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Judy Orme Judy.Orme@uwe.ac.uk
Professor/Ins Director ISHE

Mala Rao



Abstract

This paper examines the development and achievements of the Teaching Public Health Networks (TPHNs) in England; an initiative that aimed to catalyse collaborative working between the public health workforce and further and higher education, to enhance public health knowledge in the wider workforce with a view to enhancing capacity to tackle inequalities and meeting public health targets. This paper highlights activities under three outcomes: mobilizing resources, people, money and materials; building capacity through training and infrastructure development; and raising public and political awareness. The TPHN approach is shown to have led to innovative developments in public health education and training, including engagement with professionals that have not previously had exposure to public health. This paper aims to disseminate the learning from this complex public health initiative, now in its third year of development, and to share examples of good practice. It is hoped that other countries can use the TPHN approach as a model to address the various common and country-specific challenges in public health workforce development. © 2009 The Royal Society for Public Health.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2009
Journal Public Health
Print ISSN 0033-3506
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 123
Issue 12
Pages 800-804
APA6 Citation Rao, M., Gray, S., Pilkington, P., Orme, J., Orme, J., Pilkington, P., …Rao, M. (2009). Teaching Public Health Networks in England: An innovative approach to building public health capacity and capability. Public Health, 123(12), 800-804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2009.10.008
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2009.10.008
Keywords public health, workforce development, teaching network, England
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2009.10.008

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