Presentation on theme: "B UILDING THE HRH R OAD M AP FOR THE C ARIBBEAN : T HE E DUCATION AND T RAINING C OMPONENT Eugenie Brown-Myrie Associate Professor of Pharmacy University."— Presentation transcript:
B UILDING THE HRH R OAD M AP FOR THE C ARIBBEAN : T HE E DUCATION AND T RAINING C OMPONENT Eugenie Brown-Myrie Associate Professor of Pharmacy University of Technology, Jamaica
R OAD M AP G OAL To strengthen the Caribbean Workforce by re-orientation of professional competencies and reorganization of work processes and standards toward primary health care, disease prevention, and management of long-term chronic health conditions.
E DUCATION & T RAINING IS CRITICAL TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THIS GOAL
E DUCATION & T RAINING O BJECTIVES 1. To strengthen capacities in primary health care and public health so as to improve productivity, enhance skills and improve quality and standards of patient care. 2. Strengthen competencies in long term care and NCDs 3. To nurture leadership skills in health care professionals
E DUCATION & T RAINING O BJECTIVES Coordination of health services and academic institutions in the development of management programmes Formation of a Caribbean Learning Network (CLN) partnering with academic institutions to support in-service training, curricula enhancements and online skills building.
E DUCATION & T RAINING O BJECTIVES Development of accredited training programmes through partnership of CLN and regional academic and other training institutions. Development and implementation of distance education initiatives for improvements in skills and competencies.
B ENEFITS OF E DUCATION AND T RAINING One of the key benefits of employee training is that employees are able to learn new skills or improve their existing skills in area of specialization. Improved skills directly translate into reduced costs, improved productivity, and increased efficiency in health care delivery. E & T also improve morale and may even motivate employees to become more efficient and productive.
B ENEFITS OF E DUCATION AND T RAINING Improved worker experience/greater job satisfaction Offering training can help employees become more confident in their skills and abilities, leading to increased morale and better self-esteem Reduce migration or staff movements Improved patient-provider relationship (communication, empathy)
A CADEMIC AND OTHER T RAINING INSTITUTIONS University of the West Indies (UWI) University of Technology (UTech) Northern Caribbean University (NCU) St. Georges University University of Guyana Community Colleges Global partners, e.g. PAHO (technical assistance) Providers of Continuing Medical Education /Continuing Professional Development
R OLE OF A CADEMIC I NSTITUTIONS /C OLLABORATING P ARTNERS Work to accelerate and improve the supply of quality health workers by strengthening pre-service education Help countries develop strategic approaches to in-service training and continuing professional development that meet health workers needs.
T YPES OF T ECHNICAL A SSISTANCE Improving the management efficiency of health professional schools so they can produce more high- quality health workers Identifying the most strategic investment opportunities for ministries of health and health professional schools to scale up production of high- quality health workers to meet local health needs Assisting to identify innovative sources of funding for health professional schools Helping schools to identify and remove their bottlenecks to producing more students
T YPES OF T ECHNICAL A SSISTANCE Assisting health professional schools in setting targets and implementation plans for increased production of high-quality graduates Integrating health professional schools into the health system and the communities they serve Providing a variety of assessments and assistance for health professional schools, including: Improved faculty development and retention Curricula assessment and development
T YPES OF T ECHNICAL A SSISTANCE Developing and delivering demand- driven, high-quality Internet and technologically-based in-service training that meets the real needs of health workers. Providing other technical assistance to design, deliver, or improve in- service training or continuing professional development.
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