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(Work) Force = Mass x Acceleration

David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH

As Yogi Berra once said "It's de?ja? vu all over again." For the last 10 years, perhaps longer, I have been privileged to participate in national conversations about the impending public health workforce crisis. The storyline approximates something to the effect that the baby boom generation is about to depart the public health workforce en masse, leaving a crippled and feckless public health infrastructure behind. A recent study conducted by the de Beaumont Foundation in partnership the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has fueled the another wave of concern about impending retirements and fleeing intellectual capital from the governmental workforce ...

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Journal of Environmental Health
January/February 2016
Volume 78, Number 6