New and existing gaps in the public health workforce have been highlighted by COVID-19. A public health workforce has a vital role in building resilience of communities and health systems.
Investment will optimise performance, quality and impact, leading to healthier lives and better well-being.
Opportunities exist to improve workforce efficiency and effectiveness through education, retention, equitable distribution and performance.
Maximising improvements in the public health workforce shortages involves all urban, rural and remote parts of Australia.