Accreditation and Performance

Workforce Development Plan Toolkit

Guidance and Resources to Assist State and Territorial Health Agencies to Create a Workforce Training and Development Plan

April 2015

Workforce Development Plan Toolkit

Welcome to the ASTHO Workforce Development Plan Toolkit! This toolkit serves two purposes:

Develop an Agency-Wide Workforce Development (WFD) Plan

The toolkit is designed for agencies at all stages of WFD plan preparation. Agencies that are just starting the process may find it useful to review all toolkit sections in depth, while agencies that are further along might use the toolkit sections as a checklist. Agencies are encouraged to adapt and customize the guidance provided in this toolkit to meet the particular needs of their organizations.

Facilitate Preparation for Accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)

For agencies interested in applying for PHAB accreditation, this toolkit addresses the documentation requirement for Measure 8.2.1A (“Workforce development strategies”) and supports the accomplishment of Measure 8.2.3A (“Professional and career development for all staff”). All references to the PHAB Standards and Measures in this toolkit are based on Version 1.5. Throughout the toolkit, we have noted where PHAB provides guidance on a particular element of the WFD plan. In Section II: Getting Started, we have noted where other PHAB measures align with the WFD plan requirement.

Download "Workforce Development Plan Toolkit: Guidance and Resources to Assist State and Territorial Health Agencies to Create a Workforce Training and Development Plan" (Note: Name and email address are required to access this document)

For questions related to the WFD plan toolkit please contact Denise Pavletic at dpavletic@astho.org.