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Rethinking the public health workforce

 

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Rethinking the public health workforce

With only 40,000 people estimated to be part of the core public health workforce, and in light of the crisis in lifestyle health issues, this report calls for anyone who has the opportunity or ability to positively impact health and wellbeing through their work to join the wider public health workforce.

It identifies a number of services, such as the fire service, hairdressing and the postal service, which have the capacity to support public health work.