Public Health Workforce

A Strong Public Health Workforce

A strong public health workforce is vital to protecting the health of all Iowans. As an interdisciplinary field, the public health workforce contains a wide variety of sectors, occupations, and types of professionals and as such a variety of professional development needs are present. There are also varying needs for different types of partnerships , funding streams, and other supports. Regardless of sector or occupation, supports for the public health workforce need to be in place to achieve Iowa’s public health goals.




IPHA is Taking on 21st Century Challenges

  • Convening stakeholders about public health and direct care stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and other topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Measuring local public health system capacity in Iowa
  • Advocating for increased levels of funding for county-level public health agencies and programs focused on improving Iowans health and safety (link to leg agenda) 
  • Offering training and educational opportunities around health equity, social determinants of health, and other Public Health 3.0 principles (link to third Thursday page)
  • Collaborating with all of Iowa’s academic public health training programs
  • Connecting new graduates and others enhanced opportunities for networking and finding public health jobs in Iowa