Workforce Development

Gratitude Amid Struggle: Celebrating Wins in the COVID-19 Response

October 18, 2021

Anne Zink (Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services) and Larry Lewis (licensed psychologist and executive coach) speak on the importance of celebrating “small wins”—tangible stories of progress that can sustain the public health workforce in an otherwise trying time.Read More »

What a Shortage of Forensic Pathologists Means for Public Health

June 24, 2021

In this episode, guests discuss the urgent need to find new recruits in forensic pathology and urge state health officials to consider reforms that could help bring reinforcement to a critical yet often neglected profession with a huge impact on public health.Read More »

Building Back a Stronger Public Health Workforce Post-Pandemic

April 06, 2021

The experts on today’s episode make the case for how a robust public health workforce could have changed the trajectory of our pandemic response, but also explain why we can reimagine what a strong public health workforce requires as we enter into pandemic recovery.Read More »

Addressing Rural Health Disparities in a Pandemic

August 13, 2020

On this episode, speakers will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on rural health infrastructure and workforce, and how to improve these conditions in rural communities. We hear from three leaders who work in states with high rural healthcare needs and vast provider shortages to learn how to increase access to quality healthcare in rural areas, barriers that exist, and innovative strategies for rural health workforce recruitment and retention.Read More »

Polarity Thinking: Leading During a Pandemic

July 02, 2020

Leading a governmental health department is a complex job during the best of times, but particularly so during a pandemic when leaders must navigate every step carefully. In this episode, our guests introduce and discuss a concept called "polarity thinking," which invites leaders to embrace situations or problems from the opposing perspectives, or "poles."Read More »

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