In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Tia Benally, Malcolm Clay, Brooke Ambrose, and Emma Diffendal 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe a framework to explain your early experience in the public health field
  • Explain some of the challenges facing emerging public health professionals
  • Identify sources of motivation and growth in your public health professional journey

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners


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

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

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

Discussion Questions

  • What supports exist for new staff in your organization?
  • What tools or resources do early career staff need to thrive in your organization?


Continuing Education Credits

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.

Air Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Cultural Competence
Leadership & Management
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Cultural Competency Skills