Project Term: 12 months; 2018-2019
Grant Amount: $11,000
This project will support the strengthening of public health in Montana by developing a statewide public health workforce survey and administering the survey to all participating health departments across the state. Partners for this project include the Montana Public Health Workforce Development Group and the University of Montana’s Center for Children, Family, and Workforce Development. The survey will provide health departments and public health organizations a comprehensive look at Montana’s public health workforce interests and needs. Grant funds will be used to hire a contractor to review the current workforce data, develop and distribute the survey, and collect and analyze the results. To date, Montana has not had a comprehensive workforce survey, and it is an essential ingredient for developing a sound, statewide approach to building a public health workforce.