SWPI108: Assurance: Assuring a Competent Workforce
SWPI108: Assurance: Assuring a Competent Workforce is eighth in a nine-course learning series.
This course covers Essential Service 8 - Assure a competent environmental public health workforce and will focus on developing a competent workforce for environmental health or related programs that manage UDWSs.
Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners
- Identify the importance of having a highly competent workforce for your UDW program
- Describe how to conduct a workforce assessment of your UDW program (or the environmental health program that manages the UDW program)
- Initiate a workforce plan to enhance the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of your UDW program
- Develop and promote environmental health workforce standards
- Describe the importance of continuing education, training, and mentoring
- Develop methods for promoting life-long learning for your UDW program
- Explain the importance of leadership development within the environmental health program and/or UDW program
Captain Michael E. Herring, REHS, MPH (Retired)
Captain Michael E. Herring received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from East Carolina University in 1980 and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1993. He began his career in 1980 as an Environmental Health Specialist with the Durham County Health Department in North Carolina. He was promoted to Environmental Health Supervisor in 1983 and served in that role through 1988 when he accepted a commission with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).
During his USPHS career, Captain Herring was assigned to various positions throughout the nation with the Indian Health Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His diverse career comprised multiple leadership positions including serving as the director of the environmental health program for one of the nation’s largest Alaska Native corporations, serving as chief of the largest environmental compliance program in the U.S. Coast Guard, and serving as a Senior Environmental Health Scientist and team leader of the Training and Technical Assistance Team for the Environmental Health Services Branch of CDC's National Center for Environmental Health.
Throughout his career, Captain Herring also served in numerous leadership roles for various public health and environmental health organizations, committees, and work groups at the national, regional, state, and local levels. Captain Herring retired from the USPHS Commissioned Corps in 2015.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing SWPI108: Assurance: Assuring a Competent Workforce
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