Building Robust and Equitable Pathways

The National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development’s first Working Group is focused on what needs to be done to recruit and retain a diverse, skilled workforce that is well-prepared to achieve health equity in their communities.
Collectively, we want to see a broader interest in public health as a career; a more diverse, knowledgeable, well-trained, and skilled pool of candidates; more effective recruitment in ALL communities, regardless of geography or population, and — ultimately — a more diverse public health workforce — at all levels and in all communities — across the country.
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Tell Them Why It’s Awesome: Public Health Recruitment Practices

Heather Krasna, MS, EDM

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I joined the National Consortium because I am supportive of strengthening our nation's public health workforce. COVID-19 has taken a severe toll on our public health workforce, so it's even more important than ever that we come together on this important topic.

Kaye Bender, American Public Health Association

To address workforce issues, we need to work together. The National Consortium is serving to bring together representatives from a range of organizations and agencies committed to addressing the needs of the public health workforce.

Rita Kelliher, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

I hope the National Consortium will mobilize practitioners and policy makers to support and invest in workforce development across staff/levels in governmental public health agencies.

Monica Valdes Lupi, Kresge Foundation

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