Public Health Specialist

Public health specialists aim to improve the health of communities (the public). They may promote public health programs by stimulating activity and providing leadership to agencies and organizations in the development, extension, and improvement of their health care systems, strategies and services. This may involve analyzing existing or proposed systems, strategies, services, or other health-related matters; identifying needs for improvement, and the methods and resources to accomplish such improvement; providing this information to client agencies and organizations; persuading them to take appropriate action; and, providing guidance in developing and implementing the plans of action. Their primary function may be to provide advice and assistance to State and local governments, and to various public, nonprofit, and private agencies and organizations on matters relating to the improvement of their public health activities.