Why is professional development important?

Community Health Programs (CHP) works with professionals from a variety of disciplines to enhance evidence-based knowledge and skills. CHP staff offer (or, in some instances, directs them to) professional development in our three main areas of service: tobacco control and cessation, obesity prevention, and breastfeeding support.

Why seek out additional training? There are many benefits. It can, for instance, increase job satisfaction; improve the chances of promotion; and increase overall productivity.

For many, training boosts a feeling of value. Moreover, it contributes to organizational success.