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Building the infrastructure for public health Volume 14 Issue 3

Sue Morey, Lynne Madden

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 14(3) 50 - 51 Published: 01 March 2003

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Sue Morey

Lynne Madden


‘Success’ in public health is facilitated by the ability to attract and retain a well-trained and enthusiastic workforce and a suitable, stable infrastructure. This article briefly describes steps taken at the end of the 1980s both to determine the need for and to create a public health infrastructure and workforce for NSW. These initiatives have contributed to the continuing development of a robust and dynamic public health community that has demonstrated its capacity to respond to a wide variety of challenges.