40 Under 40 recognizes young 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 health care, and most “health” lists are focused on health care delivery and not community health. The 2021 honorees were announced Sept. 14, 2021, and the 2019 honorees were announced May 15, 2019.

Meet the 2021 honorees and learn about their innovative solutions to public health issues.