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Kevin Sumner

Health Officer/Director, Middle-Brook Regional Health Department

Public health has changed significantly.


Public health has always been underresourced.


COVID underscores the need for sustainable and flexible funding


People don’t know what public health is.


Organizational structure, the public health workforce, and politics.


Margy Jahn

Health Officer, Freehold Area Health Department

What works in public health are the people.


We’re looking at health equity, health in all policies, and social determinants of health.


Lynette Medeiros

Assistant Health Officer, City of Hoboken

Public health is part of your everyday life.


I know my community.


Megan Sheppard

Health Officer, Cumberland County Health Department

Time and funding constrain us.


Insights from Other States


Jamie Bodden

Managing Director, Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials

Public health has evolved


It’s time for our system to transform and modernize


Engaging partners and champions


How we made progress in our plan for transformation


Georgia Heise

District Director, Three Rivers District Health Department, Kentucky

Policy should drive public health


Hiring an executive director and lobbyist


Create a shared vision, hire professionals


Ruth Maiorana

Executive Director, Maryland Association of County Health Officers

Now is the time to modernize public health


Quantifying essential services


We cannot afford to be invisible


We are always looking for champions