Who are Public Health Employees?

Public health employees include:

  • Scientists who go out and track the source of diseases.
  • Nurses who administer vaccinations in clinics and conduct home visits to assist new babies.
  • Sanitarians, technicians and engineers who make certain restaurants are clean and drinking water is safe.
  • Nutritionists who develop recommendations for healthy eating.
  • Laboratory scientists who test water, foods and specimens for contamination.
  • Health educators who promote and improve health by teaching individuals, families, groups and communities how to assume responsibility for addressing health and health care issuesAnd that's just a short list.

Public health professionals are:

Public Health professionals work in many different settings, including state and local health departments, hospitals, health clinics, universities, laboratories and schools.

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