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Developing the public health workforce: training and recognizing specialists in public health from backgrounds other than medicine: experience in the UK

Overview of attention for article published in Public Health Reviews, June 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#37 of 137)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)

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Title
Developing the public health workforce: training and recognizing specialists in public health from backgrounds other than medicine: experience in the UK
Published in
Public Health Reviews, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40985-018-0091-x
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Authors

Selena F. Gray, David Evans

Abstract

There is increasing recognition that improving health and tackling inequalities requires a strong public health workforce capable of delivering key public health functions across systems. The World Health Organization in Europe has identified securing the delivery of the Essential Public Health Operations and strengthening public health capacities within this as a priority.It is acknowledged that current public health capacities and arrangements of public health services vary considerably across the World Health Organization in European Region, and investment in multidisciplinary workforce with new skills is essential if public health services are to be delivered. This paper describes the current situation in the UK where there are nationally funded multidisciplinary programmes for training senior public health specialists. Uniquely, the UK provides public health registration for multidisciplinary as well as medical public health specialists. The transition from a predominantly medical to a multidisciplinary public health specialist workforce over a relatively short timescale is unprecedented globally and was the product of a sustained period of grass roots activism aligned with national policy innovation. the UK experience might provide a model for other countries seeking to develop public health specialist workforce capacity in line with the Essential Public Health Operations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 36%
Student > Bachelor 2 18%
Unspecified 2 18%
Researcher 1 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 64%
Unspecified 2 18%
Social Sciences 1 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2019.
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