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Enhancing the Diversity of the Public Health Workforce (On Demand-No CE)

Started Mar 4, 2021


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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version:

Advancing diversity, inclusion and workforce competencies can help organizations better address the social determinants of health (SDoH) and improve the lives of individuals with behavioral health conditions. Despite this, public health and behavioral health professionals often overlook the value of improving these practices within their own organizations. But it’s important to understand their role in developing internal capacity to provide equitable, accessible health care and the risks associated with neglecting these key strategies.

In this recorded webinar, Taslim van Hattum, LCSW, MPH, Director, Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health, and André Blackman, Founder/CEO, Onboard Health, will lead an important discussion intended to help public health and behavioral health organizations enhance diversity, inclusion and workforce competencies to better address the SDoH and improve care. 


Health departments, mental health technicians, health departments, behavioral health professionals, other public health professionals

Learning Objectives

• Describe what are the public health core competencies, and the additional behavioral health competencies that can enhance public health practice
• Discuss how we build a diverse and inclusive public health and behavioral health workforce for the next generation of health care
• Understand how building a diverse workforce contributes to addressing the social determinants of health
• Describe how to operationalize the building of diverse workforces, both in composition and competency to enhance dynamic partnerships


Taslim van Hattum, LCSW, MPH, Director, Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health
André Blackman, Founder/CEO, Onboard Health


National Council for Behavioral Health

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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