Tag Archives: public health workforce

New Workforce Estimates Show Public Health Never Recovered from the Great Recession. Then Came COVID-19.

by JP Leider, PhD Source It’s 10 pm. Do you know where your public health workforce is? These next 6 to 8 weeks are likely to represent the midnight hour of the first wave of COVID-19. Models differ, significantly, but as states begin to reopen, we know that thousands of more deaths are on the way. When this pandemic started

Read more

A Workforce in Transition

Meditations on the MPH

by JP Leider, PhD It’s clear that the governmental public health workforce is changing. We’re on the precipice of generational change, with 22% percent of staff planning to retire in the coming years. Separately, we also have many that are interested in leaving for reasons other than retirement, about 25% overall. Among those under age 35, 32% are considering leaving.

Read more

The Wide World of Public Health: Spotlight on Dr. JP Leider

JPHMP Spotlight JP Leider

by Sheryl Monks “[A]s an undergraduate I studied ethics and genetics, so not terribly applied in the way that public health is, and I found that that’s what I loved about it, that there were things that you could do that would really impact a population and that the questions were really tough.” Today, we are shining the spotlight on

Read more

Public Health Workforce Creativity and Innovation Podcast with Rachel Locke and Tiffaney Brown

JPHMP Direct TALK is a podcast series that explores the many voices of public health and brings listeners conversations that bridge the gap between research and practice. Today’s guests are Rachel Locke and Tiffaney Brown. Creativity and Innovation Podcast In this JPHMP Direct Talk feature, Rachel Locke, Program Associate at the de Beaumont Foundation, and Tiffaney Brown, Director of Staff

Read more