COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Greater than 40% of native public well being leaders in Colorado have left their positions, largely attributable to COVID fatigue. The Colorado Springs Gazette experiences lots of them oversaw rural areas together with Baca, Bent, Rio Grande and Teller counties.
The exodus means among the positions are being crammed quickly by individuals who usually have little expertise with public well being. A number of the leaders’ complaints embody being questioned, threatened with lawsuits and referred to as names at neighborhood conferences.
Many well being specialists say the search to discover a certified individual to handle public well being in rural areas can take a very long time in contrast with extra city areas with a bigger candidate pool.
By CAROL MCKINLEY
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