The Public Health Workforce
OPI serves as a focal point for issues related to public health practice, including participating in state and national discussions of performance standards, public health competencies, and the ten essential public health services. OPI not only helps improve the capacity of the existing workforce, but also attracts new talent to the field of public health.
National Public Health Performance Standards Program
This program is also known as the "CDC Performance Measurement Instrument."
- National Public Health Performance Standards Program
(Preliminary Findings): Pilot Test of the State Assessment Tool
(PDF: 35KB / 15 pages)
MDH Community Health Services Division, Revised Aug. 2000
- National Public Health Performance Standards Program:
Local Public Health System Performance Assessment Instrument;
Version: Field Test 5b
(PDF: 130KB / 79 pages)
MDH Community Health Services Division, 2001
2004 Local Public Health Agency and Staff Surveys,
MDH Workforce Assessment
- Describing the Local Public Health Workforce: Workers who Prevent, Promote, and Protect the Nation's Health
(PDF: 347KB / 4 pages) - [Attn: Non-MDH site]
NACCHO, May 2011
- Emerging Leaders' Network
This program identifies potential leaders in public health and provides them with information and experiential learning opportunities to enhance leadership skills and build confidence in leadership roles.
- Pathways to a Public Health Career
This site provides basic information about the field of public health, including information on education, job opportunities, and stories from practicing professionals.