National Public Health Week looks at our public health workforce

April 5, 2022

National Public Health Week looks at our public health workforce

MOBILE, Ala. — During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the country to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). This week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.

The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) joins APHA in celebrating the 27th NPHW on April 4-10, 2022. This year’s theme, Public Health is Where You Are, celebrates what we know is true — the places where we are, physically, mentally, and societally affect our health and our lives. Each day during the week has a theme that focuses on the intersections of our lives that affect our health and well-being.

Courtney Boyer, a Human Resources Coordinator for MCHD, has submitted the following article to look at today’s theme of “Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future”:

As an H.R. Coordinator of MCHD, we are consistently looking for the “ideal” employee to support the agency and our communities. With all that we have encountered these last few years, each public health care worker’s actions have aided to pertinent care that has been rendered to the citizens of Mobile County.

Moreover, the public trust and confidence to resolve issues has given us the ability to render proper medical care, set superior standards, and add more possibilities of healthcare in the near future. Our health care workers are setting a standard for themselves and the workforce.

Just as were have been accepted by our communities, we must trust accept our employees. The understanding and concept of inclusion is the main idea that all identities matter and are embraced as an asset with value.

Many times, the superior or leader is given the credit for the success, when the team is the winner the whole time. Our employees have great ideas for improvements and keeping them involved thru survey and forums in workplace satisfaction regulates comradery and teamwork.
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