This review synthesizes evidence regarding major public health workforce challenges that preceded the pandemic and remain now, including the lack of ability to readily enumerate and define the governmental public health workforce as well as challenges with recruitment and retention. This review finds that many workforce-related challenges identified more than 20 years ago persist in the field today.
Protecting, supporting, and celebrating the public health workforce in an age of political polarization and burnout
View slides from a recent presentation at the 2022 APHA Annual Meeting on protecting, supporting, and celebrating the public health workforce in an age of political polarization and burnout.
US Adults’ Beliefs About Harassing or Threatening Public Health Officials During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Researchers examined the factors that shape US adults’ beliefs regarding whether harassment or threats against public health officials was justified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article and associated coverage here.
Since the onset of the pandemic, scientists and public health professionals have been subjected to threats and other attacks as a result of their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 with public health interventions and information. In this webinar, leading U.S. public health experts will discuss the implications of these attacks, for targeted individuals and for society, and possibilities for addressing them.