New Approaches to Investing in the Next Generation of Public Health Leaders

This video discusses how historic investments during the pandemic have allowed for expanding and diversifying the public health workforce. It features insights from recipients of these funds, program developers, and public health leaders, reflecting on successes, challenges, and the long-term potential of sustained investment in public health.

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Public Health Workforce Development and Diversity

The public health workforce plays an essential role in securing the vital conditions for health and well-being for all to thrive. A skilled, resourced, and robust public health workforce is needed to meet the demands of public health today and prepare for the needs of tomorrow. A diverse public health workforce is better equipped to address the needs of the most impacted and marginalized, and implement population health strategies. COVID-19 has shed light on challenges facing the public health workforce, while also exacerbating them. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need to skill up the workforce; support workers’ needs; center equity in workforce development efforts; and plan for the future.

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