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Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs)

Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) are public health practice projects proposed and funded by CDC programs and conducted by APIH's academic partner associations or their member colleges and universities. WIPs:

  • Promote the development of the health workforce in various areas of public health practice
  • Have a 12 to 36 month time frame

What Are Examples of WIPs?

Examples of WIPs include, but are not limited to:

  • A curriculum to implement in academic settings
  • Training courses, such as continuing education, for the existing workforce
  • A project to introduce public health to young students or attract new talent to public health careers
  • Faculty development activities for medical, nursing, or public health faculty or other disciplines
  • A community-level activity that supports public health practice
  • A project that evaluates a prevention or health promotion program or strategy of public health importance
  • A public health practice quality improvement project with a workforce development component