My typical day at work involved working with public health trained professionals in our department. Our basic activities involved contracting with local community based organizations, nonprofits and schools, doing chronic disease prevention, physical activity, nutrition and anti-tobacco projects.
I learned that many of our contractors needed a substantial amount of assistance to comply with the terms and obligations in our contracts.
Overall, my management and co-workers were very supportive of each other and supported our mutual efforts to improve the health and well-being of the people in Pierce County.
The hardest part of the work was the limited funding.
The best part of the job was seeing people in the community work hard to improve the health of their constitutents.