Special Issue "Public Health Workforce in Times of Global Transformations: Past, Present, and Future Developments"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 23123
2. Bavarian Research Center for Digital Health and Social Care, Kempten University of Applied Sciences, 87437 Kempten, Germany
Interests: evidence-based public health; global health; digital health; health communication
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Interests: social epidemiology; teaching epidemiology; health reporting and planning; evidence-based decision-making processes
Interests: social determinants of health; global health education; tropical medicine
2) Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research, IBE, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, 80539 München, Germany
Interests: evidence-based public health; knowledge translation; global health; sexual and reproductive health
Assuring a sufficient and competent public health workforce is one of the ten essential public health operations (EPHOs) as defined by the World Health Organization. The core group of public health professionals includes positions exclusively or substantially focused on issues related to population health in public health research, practice, policy, or education.
Public health, an interdisciplinary and interprofessional area of research and practice, encompasses various skills, knowledge, and attitudes of the multiple professions involved. All of these professions have to deal with major transformations and challenges, such as demographic change, rising social inequalities, globalization, digitalization, as well as impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. Furthermore, the public health workforce is faced with a rapidly changing working environment due to higher professionalization, international collaboration, and personnel mobility.
Despite the advantages achieved in past decades, several challenges for public health workforce development and training remain. Public health workforce crises have been observed almost worldwide. Among other things, this is due to heterogeneous, often underfunded or insufficient public health structures and activities, lack of interprofessional exchange, brain drain, and missing definitions of core competencies. Strategies and evidence to overcome these challenges shall be illustrated and discussed in empirical (qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods approaches, systematic literature reviews or meta-analyses) or conceptual papers (e.g., discussion) in this Special Issue. We welcome contributions highlighting local, national or global perspectives on developments and future trends in the core public health workforce in view of challenges related to ongoing global transformations.
Dr. Florian Fischer
Ms. Laura Arnold
Dr. Franziska Hommes
Dr. Kerstin Sell
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- public health
- population health