"Maintain a competent Public Health workforce."
-National Voluntary Public Health Accreditation,
Workforce Development (WFD) works across the
Department to help develop and maintain a highly
competent and qualified workforce. Workforce
Development seeks to reduce duplication of effort and
maximize limited workforce-related resources by
collaborating with internal and external partners, and
continually seeking to improve the processes,
programs, and systems that we manage.
coordinates a wide variety of resources to increase
competencies and improve performance, including:
Trak-It, Department of Health (DOH)'s Learning
the Department of Health's Learning Management System,
is a software application for the delivery,
documentation, tracking and reporting of classroom and
online training programs. Trak-It is a tool that helps
ensure that the Department has the best-trained and
most competent employees possible with the skills
necessary to meet its mission. With the ability to
produce and provide in-house training online through
Trak-It, it is possible for the department to offer
just in time, cost-effective training for all of its
Employee Resource Information
Center (ERIC) is a One Stop Shop
information system built to deliver high performance
DOH tools, resources, information, and services to
support a highly skilled, highly educated DOH
Videoconferencing Network allows employees and
partners to meet almost in person to conduct
business, trainings and for other important events.
Two or more locations can interact via video and audio
transmissions simultaneously. WFD staff provides
production support to assist employees in planning and
conducting a video conference event.
are available for staff to access a variety of
journals with the latest information on public health
related issues that include articles in the areas of
research, practice, policy, evaluation, and more.
DOH Training Resource Library offers a collection of
educational and training materials includes DVDs and
books searchable by topic area for offices and or
individuals at no cost.
Distance Learning Services Network (DLSN)
advertises videoconferences, webcasts, and satellite
broadcasts. These opportunities are available to
employees statewide and some are accessible to DOH
partners. The DLSN provides access to training
opportunities, critical information, continuing
education credits for health professionals, and other
is offered through a variety of delivery methods.
Leadership Training for Supervisors (Basic)is
available online that includes six modules for the
newly hired or promoted supervisor. Leadership
Institute (Advanced)uses the six modules from the
basic online course and expands on the concepts
through an eight-session series using the video
Overview Series for Leaders
provides new CHD leaders an opportunity to learn from
Central Office divisions and offices about the wide
variety of programs the Department manages and allows
for new leaders to network with their peers and
program contacts in Central Offices.
allows for the transfer of knowledge from key people
in the organization using techniques such as
mentoring, formal and on-the-job training. With more
than 54% of the DOH workforce at or approaching
retirement, this increases the need for succession
planning in the Department. WFD provides assistance on
how to implement succession planning at the local
is designed to foster leadership development; expand
public health employees and/or students knowledge,
skills, and abilities; and broaden understanding of
the Department of Health and its missions and
programs. In collaboration with the University of
South Florida, Public Health Training Center, WFD is
pleased to invite DOH employees to participate in the
online Mentoring Program.
Educational Leave with Pay
is available to eligible Department of Health employees
to take paid educational leave of absence for specific
approved work-related education and training.
Instructional Design and
Delivery consultation services are
available to help those with training responsibilities
produce effective trainings, whether delivered online
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public
records. If you do not want your e-mail address
released in response to a public records request, do
not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead,
contact this office by phone or in writing.
For more information,
Workforce@doh.state.fl.us or call 850/245-4008.