Expert Meeting on Professionalization of the Public Health Workforce (2018)
London, United Kingdom, 19 June 2018
The Expert Meeting on Professionalization of the Public Health Workforce was held in London, United Kingdom on 19 June 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to review the three joint actions called for by the Coalition of Partners Agenda for Action in its objective to “recognize and value the public health workforce as a profession (objective 1).” The joint projects included 1) a core competencies framework for public health workforce in the European Region; 2) handbooks for managing public health professional credentialing and accreditation systems in the European Region; and 3) a roadmap towards professionalization of the public health workforce in the European Region. The meeting was co-hosted and co-organized by the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region; the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training, Imperial College London; and the Public Health Services Programme, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe.