Prevention research centers: Contributions to updating the public health workforce through training

Adele L. Franks, Ross C. Brownson, Carol Bryant, McCormack Brown, Steven P. Hooker, Delores M. Pluto, Dennis M. Shepard, Russell R. Pate, Elizabeth A. Baker, Kathleen N. Gillespie, Terry L. Leet, Margret A. O'Neall, Eduardo J. Simoes

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Abstract

Because public health is a continually evolving field, it is essential to provide ample training opportunities for public health professionals. As a natural outgrowth of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Prevention Research Centers Program, training courses of many types have been developed for public health practitioners working in the field. This article describes three of the Prevention Research Center training program offerings: Evidence-Based Public Health, Physical Activity and Public Health for Practitioners, and Social Marketing. These courses illustrate the commitment of the Prevention Research Centers Program to helping create a better trained public health workforce, thereby enhancing the likelihood of improving public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number139
JournalPreventing Chronic Disease
Volume2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Franks, A. L., Brownson, R. C., Bryant, C., Brown, M., Hooker, S. P., Pluto, D. M., Shepard, D. M., Pate, R. R., Baker, E. A., Gillespie, K. N., Leet, T. L., O'Neall, M. A., & Simoes, E. J. (2005). Prevention research centers: Contributions to updating the public health workforce through training. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2(2), [139].