Recipients of undergraduate degrees in public health are highly diverse, with more than 80 percent being women and 55 percent from communities of color. However, after graduation, only about 10 percent of degree recipients are currently choosing public sector employment opportunities.
In announcing the award, LPHA Chair Sarah Grasshuesch lauded CPHS’s work as “going above and beyond to elevate the workforce-related challenges faced by local public health.”
The researchers provide peer-reviewed evidence that to meet a minimum level of public health needs, local and state health departments across the country need to hire 80% more FTEs over pre-pandemic levels.
Supported with a first-of-its-kind joint $4.7 million cooperative agreement from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six U.S. universities have now come together to conduct robust workforce research, evaluation, and analysis.
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth.
SPH launched the Center for Public Health Systems (CPHS) to conduct field-defining public health systems research and to provide technical assistance and other services to support public health departments.
SPH is a partner in the new program aiming to increase immediate capacity within the public health field and create a diverse pipeline of future public health employees.
For Black Maternal Health Week, Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman and PhD candidate J’Mag Karbeah share how their work in the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity strives to create equitable access to pre- and postnatal care.
The University’s Schools of Public Health and Nursing are leading the TRIUMPH consortium to train more than 600 students and public health professionals in informatics at universities that have historically served Black, Latinx, and Native American people.
Postdoctoral fellow Bert Chantarat and Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman found that, for U.S.-born Black pregnant people, living in racist labor markets was associated with low newborn birth weight specifically in the southern regions of the United States.
SPH faculty Rachel Hardeman, Janette Dill, and Shekinah Fashaw-Walters share their expertise and insights into how racism harms health.
The panel of experts offers professional and technical recommendations to support the CDC’s mission.