Burned Out: The stresses of the pandemic have increased the mental health needs of the public health workforce

By Debra Venzke, University of Iowa College of Public Health

“The COVID-19 Pandemic has been detrimental to many people’s mental health, with the stresses on workers in health care, education, and other essential services frequently highlighted. Less often, however, has attention been focused on the mental health needs of the public health workforce that has been in the trenches 24/7 since the beginning of the pandemic.”

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