Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
Public health professionals
Workforce Development Focus
Improving the quality of healthcare workforce
Workforce Issues Addressed
Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices
U-M was awarded $13.8 million over 5 years from the Biosciences Initiative to build the Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats (MCIDT). MCIDT allows researchers to work across disciplines on issues key to infectious disease preparedness and response, including public health workforce development. MCIDT's public health workforce development projects are designed to strengthen the strategic skills and capacity of the workforce to develop integrated training in public health practices to address infectious disease threats in Michigan. Some of the workforce development specific projects that are relevant include online training and continuing education (CE) modules, a four-part webinar series about the role of public health in responding to outbreaks and disasters (Preparedness Roundtable), and a dynamic educational discussion-based series with infectious disease experts and veterinarians (One Health ECHO).