Public Health Over Politics: Impact on the Public Health Workforce (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

12 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 5, 2021.

Training Overview

With the pressure of pandemic politics, we are seeing an impact on the public health workforce including burnout and an exodus of public health workers. During the worst pandemic in over a century, we also saw the devastating impact of politics on public health. This webinar will explore how politics made the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic more difficult, and the long-term impact on the public health workforce. 

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainers

Dr. Mullen is the Associate Dean for Health Equity at Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s population health and internal medicine departments. She also serves as Director of Health Equity at Ascension Seton.

Dr. Wiesman has more than 30 years of governmental public health experience focusing on whole systems approaches to improving health. Starting July 1, 2021, Dr. Wiesman will work as a Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina-Gillings School of Global Public Health and will be the program director of its executive Doctor of Public Health Program (DrPH). 

The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Fraser who is chief executive officer of The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the political influences that impacted public health decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic and challenged evidence-based public health response.
  • Discuss the long-term impact on the public health workforce from the politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Public Health Over Politics: Impact on the Public Health Workforce (On-demand webinar)
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