It is widely known that pay is often a reason for turnover in public health. As a supervisor, I think it's key to not only welcome new employees, but also show that I'm invested in them. An employee who feels valued is more likely to stay in a position regardless of pay.
Public Information Officer and Assistant to the AdministratorFlorida Department of Health, Collier County
As a public information officer, Kristine Hollingsworth is the spokeswoman for DOH-Collier and is enthusiastic in speaking with the media to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida. She is driven to spread awareness and educate the public on human trafficking, an ever-growing issue that affects her community and society at large. Kristine utilized $3,500 in grant funds received from the Florida Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness, educate the community, and collaborate with outside organizations.
Kristine has been involved in multiple aspects of healthcare for over 15 years, including patient care, research, and executive support. She continually thinks “outside the box” and has spearheaded many initiatives at DOH-Collier, including the “Shoo the Flu Challenge,” winning a Prudential Productivity Award in 2017.
Kristine is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.