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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast


Episode #225 Supporting Public Health Professionals, Next Steps

On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast

Today's show focuses on the most pressing issues public health professionals are facing right now, how to resolve them, and how our host is stepping up to this task. Beginning with her assessment of the public health community, Dr. Huntley comments on how professionals are burned out, afraid to put their skills to use in creative ways, siloed from one another, and more.

Our host moves on to describe the need to create safe spaces where public health workers feel comfortable to think out of the box. She also speaks to the importance of advocating for a wider conception of public health that includes more industries under its umbrella and seeks to connect the dots between them.

In the last segment, Dr. Huntley talks about how she is working toward these very goals in her podcast and also mentions the wide array of coaching and consulting work she does to this end. For a comprehensive assessment of the public health sphere and the solutions at our disposal, be sure to tune in to the full episode!

Listen To This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast

Conversation Highlights:

  • Beginning today’s discussion with an assessment of the public health community.

  • How burned out public health professionals are in the wake of the pandemic.

  • The issue whereby people working outside conventional public health spheres do not view themselves as public health professionals.

  • Fear that public health professionals feel about stepping out into consulting roles.

  • Siloing that is occurring between the different fields within the public health community.

  • Different ways that the public health industry lags behind other industries.

  • What needs to change in the public health industry.

  • The need for more support for creative expression in public health.

  • How important it is to have a wider view of the opportunities in public health.

  • What Dr. Huntley is doing to help correct the imbalances she sees in public health.

  • How our host is using this podcast to help fight for the changes she wants to see.

  • Why Dr. Huntley changed the focus of this podcast to help it achieve its goals.

  • The different focus of Dr. Huntley’s social media accounts and what to expect from each.

  • How Dr. Huntley uses LinkedIn and the different services she provides on the platform.

  • The coaching and consulting work Dr. Huntley does to help public health in its broadest conception.

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