From 2006 to 2007, staff at the Association of Public Health Laboratories led public health laboratory leaders and other stakeholders in developing a strategic planning process and a strategic plan to assure competent, sustainable public health laboratory leadership. The process is a model that other public health and health care organizations can use to recruit, train and retain leaders.
- A plan, Association of Public Health Laboratories Workforce Initiative: Creating a Model for Strategic Planning, Final Report, with 10 appendices, including:
- A strategic plan for increasing the recruitment, training and retention of qualified individuals for public health laboratory leadership (Appendix D: National Center for Public Health Laboratory Leadership Strategic Plan: 2006–2009).
- A toolkit with personnel standards, recruitment and retention strategies and more (Appendix H: Toolkit for Ensuring a Future Workforce of Qualified Public Health Laboratory Scientist-Managers and Directors, Final Report).
- A model of the strategic planning process that other public health and health care organizations can use to alleviate leadership shortages (Appendix C: Strategic Planning Process).
The plan is available from the Association of Public Health Laboratories.
Key Recommendations: The Association of Public Health Laboratories made the following recommendations to other public health and health care organizations engaged in similar strategic planning in Appendix C: Strategic Planning Process:
- Develop a thorough understanding of the market forces and trends affecting strategic planning.
- Engage an expert in the field to develop an environmental scan.
- Seek a cross section of viewpoints and perspectives among participating stakeholders.
- Develop a charter to help set expectations, define boundaries and link participants.
- Set up an oversight committee.
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