40 Under 40 recognizes leaders in public health who are strengthening communities with new ideas, creative problem-solving, and innovative solutions.
Improving community health requires effective state and local health departments and a strong and diverse public health workforce. The de Beaumont Foundation created the 40 Under 40 in Public Health initiative to recognize leaders and showcase new ideas, creative problem-solving, and innovative solutions that are making communities healthier.
Many programs and lists recognize leaders in healthcare, and most “health” lists are focused on healthcare delivery and not community health. The 40 Under 40 in Public Health initiative is designed to recognize leaders who know that health is more than healthcare and who embody the values of collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Applications for the inaugural list were accepted from November 2018 to February 2019, and the list was released on May 15, 2019. See the list to meet the honorees and learn about their innovative solutions to public health issues.