National Public Health Workforce Strategic Roadmap
The roadmap was developed in fall 2012 as a tool for framing the critical topics for discussion at the 2012 Public Health Workforce Summit. Prior to the summit, participants had the opportunity to provide comments on the Roadmap. The Roadmap was later revised based on partner input before, during, and after the summit; a second page of descriptors was added to explain the intent of the goals and strategies.
The roadmap depicts the key elements needed to strengthen the public health and health care workforce. The roadmap is designed to be expansive and inclusive and to represent the multiple constituencies that contribute directly and indirectly to the population's health. The oval-shape at the top contains a statement of purpose which serves as the focus of the stakeholders' collective efforts. Four columns contain supporting goals A–D, that include the supporting actions necessary and sufficient to advance the overall purpose. Across the bottom, four cross-cutting strategies reflect the supporting the cumulative actions needed.