Skills and workforce development

Devising a framework for collection of information on all categories of workers contributing to preventive health activity 2014

Client:  NHMRC Partnership Centre: Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems

WRC is developing and piloting a data collection framework that maps the preventive health workforce in a select number of regional settings. This project applies a skills ecosystems approach to capture the extent and diversity of the workforce and its activities.

This project will help inform key work of the NHMRC Partnership Centre: Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems. A matter of particular interest is the current state of the preventative health workforce, and how it is likely to evolve in the future.

This project will provide rigorous and comprehensive information on the current state of the preventive health workforce, including its size and activities, within the selected regions. Detailed analysis conducted on the situation in these sites will be used to establish a framework for studying the public health workforce (broadly defined) elsewhere.  As such, the project will provide a platform that will allow for the collection of more comprehensive information on the scale and scope of the preventative health workforce than has previously been possible.