The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that an expanded, diversified public health workforce is critical to safeguarding the public’s health and building health equity. With hundreds of diverse staff who are mostly new to the field of public health, workforce development is a central tenet of the Tracing Health program.
Our workforce development approach is designed to launch Tracing Health staff into permanent public health careers. We want to see the public health system expanded and diversified and our staff are committed to being a part of that change.
When they join Tracing Health, new team members receive over 100 hours of training, from contact tracing and Mental Health First Aid certification, to customer service and HIPAA compliance, as well as training on multiple contact tracing data platforms.
From this job-specific foundation team members go on to build and deepen their public health skillset. Tracing Health provides resources and time during the workday to learn about the public health field, allowing team members to enhance their knowledge, grow their networks, and plan the next steps in their public health careers.
In addition to the essential onboarding trainings, Tracing Health team members can opt into: