The Wisconsin Center for Public Health or WiCPHET is a consortium of community and academic based partners who convene for the purpose of periodically assessing the professional development needs of those currently serving the public health functions of Wisconsin communities and advancing public health by addressing the professional development needs of the workforce based on the assessment. Consortium partners include faculty and staff from the Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Medical College of Wisconsin, Master of Public Health Program; University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion; Carroll University, Undergraduate Public Health Program; the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) and Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB); and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Public Health Program. UW-Madison, Master of Public Health is the convening partner.
In 2018, WiCPHET partners led a process to assess the workforce development needs of the Wisconsin public health practice community through a series of conversations using a modified nominal group technique, with the WALHDAB and WPHA Board of Directors, the Public Health Council, the WPHA Early Career Professionals, and WPHA Practice Professionals.
In April 2019, the WiCPHET partners provided a presentation on the results of their assessment process. Based on these results, WiCPHET partners developed a series of educational offerings that focus on public health leadership.
In 2021, the WiCPHET partners are reassessing the public heath educational needs, this time with a Workforce Survey to an expanded group of public health practitioners. The results will be used to plan subsequent educational offerings.
On this website you will find links to videos, podcasts and continuing education modules related to a variety of public health topics. New materials will regularly be added to the site, so please check back to see what other educational offerings are available.