In recent years, public health has seen a large number of young professionals entering the field. With fewer mentors due to significant turnover during the COVID-19 pandemic, and an increasing number of senior employees leaving the workforce, this has created challenging conditions for new staff as they settle into their roles.

In this hour-long webinar, Brooke Ambrose, Emma Diffendal, Malcolm Clay, and Tia Benally will offer their personal perspectives on how they have remained resilient and found opportunities for growth in their careers. By the end of the webinar, participants will better understand some of the challenges that new public health professionals face and consider ways to support early career staff in public health organizations of all sizes.

Register today to learn how new public health professionals are navigating today’s changing workforce.


Brooke Ambrose (she/her), MPH
Risk Reduction and Prevention Health Program Specialist at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW)

Emma Diffendal (she/her), BS Public Health
Environmental Health Specialist, Wahkiakum County

Malcolm Clay (he/him), BAS Community Health
Community Engagement Coordinator, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Tia “Tee” Benally (she/her), MPH
Research Coordinator, Seven Directions

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT