Strategic Framework

Vision: A public health workforce prepared to meet emerging and future challenges

Mission: Improve health outcomes through a competent sustainable, and empowered public health workforce

DSEPD Strategic Framework – PDF version [1 MB, 13 Pages, 508]

DSEPD Strategic Framework 1-pager – PDF version [126 KB, 1 Page, 508]

Goal 1: Quality Learning

Strengthen Education, Training, and Professional Development of the Public Health Workforce

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  • Current Workforce — Strengthen the skills of the current workforce through quality, accredited, competency-based training
  • Fellowship Programs — Build the public health workforce through experiential fellowship programs
  • Future Workforce — Promote public health as a career choice through programs for students and teachers
Goal 2: Valuable Service

Enhance Service, Response, and Consultation

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  • Improve public health impact through fellows’ on-the-job service
  • Serve the needs of CDC programs, state and local health departments, and other partners through fellows’ assignments
  • Respond to urgent domestic and international public health needs through short- term technical assistance
  • Enhance consultation services for fellowships, learning resources, and other workforce development activities
Goal 3: National Leadership

Provide Leadership in National Public Health Workforce Efforts

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  • Facilitate the use of standards for public health training and career pathways
  • Characterize the workforce and assess needs before setting priorities
  • Facilitate national collaborations with partners to address workforce priorities
Goal 4: Organizational Capacity

Maximize DSEPD’s Potential for Achieving Impact

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  • Ensure alignment of staff and resources with priorities
  • Strengthen leadership, management, and operations
  • Support professional development for DSEPD staff
  • Enhance communication to expand reach, visibility, and impact
Guiding Principles
  • Keeping an eye to the future in a changing public health environment
  • Shifting the balance toward a population health approach to workforce development
  • Expanding innovative models for fellowships and other training programs
  • Leveraging technology to improve efficiencies and impact
  • Applying evidence-based approaches, from science to practice
  • Enhancing collaboration and partnerships
  • Evaluating to measure impact, ensure cost-effectiveness, and improve quality
  • Valuing diversity in our staff and fellows
  • Being customer-focused
  • Serving as effective stewards of public resources