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Public Health CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Dedicated professional with 4+ years of experience supporting public health policies for target populations and nonprofit environments. Possess extensive knowledge of health care processes and adept at educating providers on disease prevention and health promotion. Skilled communicator who organises community outreach initiatives for at-risk citizens using various forms of marketing strategies.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Public Health Officer
Atkins, London
2020–present

  • Coordinate the distribution of HIV/STI testing kits mailed directly to citizens’ homes
  • Supervise the work of 15 specialists engaged in developing policies to provide better health care to individuals and small communities
  • Spearheaded 10 major public health initiatives over 2 years by investigating health hazards among people and constructing new policies to improve the community’s health and safety
  • Managed an annual budget of £2.5M by collaborating with local government agencies on projects related to disease prevention and health care provision
  • Encouraged community members to identify, discuss, and resolve health-related issues among young communities

Public Health Specialist
Harrow Council, London
2018–2020

  • Assisted the centre director in managing 5 public health projects by distributing brochures to local organisations and discussing safety initiatives
  • Performed environmental inspections to ensure that food preparation facilities complied with government health standards for meals free of toxic or hazardous microorganisms
  • Designed various outreach and engagement strategies to promote chronic disease prevention among at-risk populations

EDUCATION

University of East London
BSc (Hons) Public Health — upper second-class honours (II.i)
2014–2018

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Marketing

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Ukulele playing
  • Camping
  • Reading

Skills for your public health CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

A public health professional works to protect and improve the health of a community. They do this by providing educational resources, creating and implementing health initiatives, conducting research, and advocating for policies that promote healthier lifestyles.

As a public health professional, you work in local government offices or health departments. Soft skills (qualities tied to your personality) like communication and teamwork are essential, because you’ll be required to collaborate with schools, hospitals, businesses, and nonprofit groups to create strategies for reducing health risks.

To present yourself as an ideal candidate for a public health role, you should also make a CV that highlights your hard skills (learned abilities), especially your technical abilities. This is because you’ll need to stay up to date on the latest advances in medical technology to design more effective interventions.

Try using a government CV template to ensure your public health job application is optimised for success.

Here’s a list of other hard and soft skills to include on your public health CV:

 

  • Health education
  • Epidemiological knowledge
  • Strategic thinking
  • Financial management
  • People skills
  • Research
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Project management skills
  • Emergency response
  • Scientific writing
  • Networking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Data analysis
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking skills

 

Provide more details about your public health skills when you make a cover letter to introduce yourself to your target employer.


Ida Pettersson, a CV Genius careers expert and CV writing specialist.
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Ida Pettersson

After graduating from New College of Florida with a BA in Philosophy and Chinese Language and Culture, Ida moved to Hong Kong to begin her own career journey and finally settled in Taiwan. Her insights on CV writing, interview strategies, and career development have been featured on websites such as LawCareers.net, Digital Marketer, and SheCanCode.