On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast
If you’re feeling discouraged about the current state of the public health workforce, this episode is for you! We discuss some of the things that weigh heavily on the public health community and how we can be the change we want to see in this field. You’ll hear about the great public health workforce shortage, the need for increased funding, and other challenges we face, before we break down what you can do if you’re feeling discouraged. You’ll hear about why you should revisit what brought you to public health to begin with, and other questions you can ask yourself to better understand your motivations for continuing to work in this field. We contemplate whether or not it might actually be the right thing to walk away from public health altogether and then, for those who choose to stay, you’ll hear a list of things to do to reignite your passion for public health and help you to be the change you want to see in this field.
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The great need for public health entrepreneurs in every niche of public health
The state of the public health workforce, things that weigh heavy on it, and the role we play in changing this
The great public health workforce shortage and the need for increased funding
A reaction to the sentiment that senior professionals need to come back from retirement to “save public health”
What you should do if you’re feeling discouraged, starting with revisiting what brought you to public health to begin with
Other questions you should ask yourself
Considering where you work and if it’s helping you address your cause
Why you should explore your options
A special message for entrepreneurs in public health: keep doing what you do.
Why you should move on in peace if you do decide that you’re done with public health
A breakdown of things you should do if you do decide to stay
Words of encouragement on how to grow, thrive, serve, and become the change we want to see in public health
“As a team, let’s figure out how to grow, how to thrive, and serve in a way that becomes the change we want to see in public health.” — Dr. Huntley
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