NEONI Promotes prep2practice™ Tool at Ohio Public Health Conference

The Center for Health Affairs workforce initiative, NEONI, recently exhibited at the 2014 Ohio Public Health Conference to promote prep2practice™, its newly developed online tool.

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“We left the Ohio Public Health Conference feeling energized about the tool and even more excited for the rollout in early 2015.

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) June 05, 2014

The Center for Health Affairs workforce initiative, NEONI, recently exhibited at the 2014 Ohio Public Health Conference to promote prep2practice™, its newly developed online tool.

The Ohio Public Health Conference was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbus May 19 through 21. The theme of the conference was “The Role of Technology in Public Health: From the Masses to Me,” providing an opportunity for exhibitors to share their public health technology tools and information with attendees such as public health education organizations and facilities as well as students.

prep2practice™ will support the increased demand for available public health practicums and capstone experiences by matching students’ skills and experience with organizations in need, ultimately helping to support the development of a strong workforce.

“The amount of positive feedback we received from various organizations, facilities, professionals and students was overwhelming,” said Sandy Vince, CPLP, project manager, The Center for Health Affairs. “We left the Ohio Public Health Conference feeling energized about the tool and even more excited for the rollout in early 2015.”

For more information about NEONI’s prep2practice™ tool, or the Ohio Public Health Conference, contact Sandy Vince via email or at 216.255.3653 or Sue Zagula, BSN, RN, director of placement services, The Center for Health Affairs via email or at 216.255.3664.

As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center for Health Affairs provides members with vital services and resources aimed at enhancing the region’s healthcare community. The Center delivers on this goal by focusing its efforts on areas that benefit from a regional approach: Healthcare Workforce; Emergency Preparedness; Public Policy & Advocacy; Finance & Reimbursement; and Community Initiatives. With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As leaders, we continuously scan the periphery, looking for opportunities to enhance the region’s workforce, better prepare our hospitals for an emergency, and increase the region’s wage index. And because of our business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, we have the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to our members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 38 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. For more, visit chanet.org.