According to the latest document that enumerates the public health workforce, the following categories can be used to describe the public health workforce:

Administrative/Clerical personnel

Behavioral Health Professional

Emergency Preparedness staff

Environmental Health Staff

Public Health Informatics Specialist


Health Educator

Laboratory Worker


Public Health Dentist

Public Health Manager

Public Health Nurse

Public Health Physician

Public Information Specialist

Other Public Health Professional

After interacting with the content, participants will be able to:


  • Discuss the importance and use of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals.
  • Identify 2 professions and their roles that are integral to the public health workforce.

Public Health professional organizations have come together to both define standards for public health practice as well as skills and competencies for these public health professionals.

Click through the tabs below to see several video profiles of public health professionals in Colorado.

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