RSPH is committed to supporting the wider public health workforce. Following the first ever Public Health Workforce Week last year, we will be hosting Public Health Workforce Week again this year, 2-6 October 2023.
We want to hear about what’s important to the wider public health workforce, the challenges they face, and where more support could be given.
The wider public health workforce supports us to all lead healthier and safer lives. We are inviting members of the wider public health workforce to fill out a short survey to tell us your experiences, the challenges you are facing, and what we can do to support you.
“By 2035 there will be a clearly defined wider public health workforce that has accessible professional pathways and standards to support career development, help to secure better paid work, and demonstrate contribution to large scale health prevention, protection, and improvement.
Anyone working within the wider public health workforce should be able to be recognised as a person with public health skills, to understand the routes they have to develop their skill, competency, and career and recognise the impact that they can have on public health and wellbeing.
We want the public health system to appreciate the wider workforce, but we also want the workforce to genuinely feel like they are part of public health so both they and the public health system understand the impact they are having. We want people to develop and grow into public health roles whilst also using these pathways to lift people out of poverty and address longstanding inequalities.
RSPH has a clear role in this to help define, develop, and recognise the wider public health workforce.”
Working RSPH mission statement on supporting the public health workforce, 2023
Read more about our wider public health workforce engagement work and fill out the survey