The bridge between public health education and government workforce needs fixing

The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered long-term underinvestment in the public health workforce, including staff losses and underfunding for public health education, according to a new paper in the American Journal of Public Health. For training of individuals in health departments to succeed, we must assess needs, increase access to education for future public health professionals, and invest in the existing public health workforce, according to Columbia Mailman School of Public Health authors Heather Krasna and Dean Linda P. Fried.

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