Public Health Planner
Public health planners assess the health needs of certain populations and communities, analyze and evaluate programs and policies, and use this information to develop plans to carry out public health objectives. Public health planners may conduct research projects and investigative studies, compile and document data and information, and develop recommendations and reports related to certain issues. Public health planners are often responsible for integrating the needs and diverse focus areas of different public health divisions and professionals, as well as for securing funding and resources. They write proposals for and manage grants, and work closely with local, state, and federal government entities and with community agencies. Public health planners may develop and advocate for public health policies within and outside of the local health department.
Public health planners have a baccalaureate degree in a variety of majors and can have master's degrees in urban or regional planning or a master's degree in public health.