Insights from Public Health Professionals
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.
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.
Assistant Health Officer, City of Hoboken
Public health is part of your everyday life.
I know my community.
Health Officer, Cumberland County Health Department
Time and funding constrain us.
Insights from Other States
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
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
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