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- Although a single definition of the population health workforce does not yet exist, this workforce needs to have the skills and competencies to address the social determinants of health, to understand intersectionality, and to coordinate and work in concert with an array of skilled providers in social and health care to address multiple health drivers.
- On-the-job training programs and employer support are needed for the current health workforce to gain skills and competencies to address population health.
- Funding and leadership combined are critical for developing the population health workforce with the goal of supporting a broad set of workers beyond health and social care to include, for example, those in urban planning, law enforcement, or transportation professions to address population health.
Authors: Frogner BK, Patterson DG, Skillman SM
Journal/Publisher: Milbank Quarterly
Edition:May 2023. 101(S1): 841-865
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Citation: Frogner BK, Patterson DG, Skillman SM. The workforce needed to address population health. Milbank Q. 2023;101(S1): 841-865.