These are uncertain times for public health. Shrinking budgets, fewer resources, declining workforce numbers, growing disease numbers, changing health care systems and a historic health reform law with an unsure future. Public health has a lot on its (well-portioned) plate.
But never underestimate the determination of a public health worker. With their eyes always on the prize of good health for all, they’re used to confronting daunting challenges. In fact, you could describe public health’s penchant for taking on seemingly insurmountable challenges as its signature calling card. Kind of like superheroes for better health. Defenders of disease control! Avengers for accessibility! Protectors of prevention!
Nonetheless, public health’s determination is sure to be put to the test in the coming years, and APHA wants to make sure you have all the tools you need to continue making a superhero-sized difference well into the future.
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