Public health roles and responsibilities 2022-2030: a job task analysis
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National Board of Public Health Examiners, Washington, United States
Council on Education for Public Health, Silver Spring, United States
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1727
The public health workforce is ever evolving. As the work of the public health workforce changes, so must the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to address current challenges facing our nation’s health. How can we measure the changes that have taken place and even more importantly, how can we anticipate what the workforce should look like to meet future challenges? The National Board of public health examiners conducts a Job Task Analysis at least once a decade. A Job Task Analysis is a highly-structured survey process that determines the most common tasks being performed by members of a professional field. Sequential job task analysis allow for a profession to measure changes in workforce responsibilities over time. The NBPHE has conducted two recent job task analysis, one in 2016 and another in 2022. The NBPHE is proposing a session to provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities currently performed by public health professionals. The 2022 results will be compared to the 2016 study, allowing participants to discern changes over the past decade. The 2022 JTA survey yielded responses from over 5,000 public health professionals. To increase the regional scope of responses, the 2022 JTA survey was made available in six languages (English, Mandarin, Hindi, French, Spanish and Arabic). This is the first-of-its-kind study using the JTA Methodology to at the global public health workforce at this level of detail. A special emphasis of the presentation will be made on the impact of COVID-19 and how the pandemic impacted the work of the public health profession. The audience will be invited to provide input into whether these changes to the roles and responsibilities are temporary or if they have permanently changed the nature of public health as a profession.
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