The wider public health workforce

Find out more about roles within the wider public health workforce and how they make a difference to people's health and wellbeing.

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We refer to people who contribute to public health in some way through their actions (even if they do not realise it) as the 'wider public health workforce'.

It is estimated that 15-20 million people in over 170 occupations work in the wider public health workforce. Many people therefore make a contribution to the health and wellbeing of others in their daily lives. 

If you do not already work in a public health role (or if you don't think you do), have you thought about how, in your working life, you have an impact on the health and wellbeing of others?  

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