National Public Health Week - Public Health Workforce

Public health has been facing a worker deficit that worsened a lot with COVID-19. Public health workers are subjected to work related harassment because of the hugely politicized pandemic.

Today is the second day of the National Public Health Week (NPHW) which addresses the Public Health Workforce. Public health has been facing a worker deficit that worsened a lot with COVID-19. Public health workers are subjected to work related harassment because of the hugely politicized pandemic. They are suffering symptoms of mental illness and exhaustion. They need to feel the support of the system they work for to stay motivated and highly competent to serve the communities. We are in need of a diverse workforce to work with the diverse communities in the U.S. and be better prepared to address health disparities.

Visit the NPHW website to learn more about the Public Health Workforce and explore the highlight of each day of the week. You can also join the webinar event: Challenging Public Health with Michael Holder on April 5, 1 – 2 pm on the APHA website which will be discussing how the U.S. job market discriminates against people of color, particularly black women.

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Posted: March 29, 2022