Justin Navratil Planning Analyst in the Integrated Planning and Analysis Unit at the Hennepin County Services and Public Health Department, Minneapolis, Minn.

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																			February 11, 2015

Justin-NavratilJustin’s Navratil’s field experience gives him the opportunity to explore the data analysis side of public health.

He’s worked on multiple projects aimed at tracking operations, and mapping and analyzing data for the county. Data comes from social services and health resources.

Navratil’s main project focuses on mapping the administrative services area staff. He’s analyzed and mapped child protection investigations, employment services, and adult mental health.

His field experience has provided an opportunity to learn how public health is interconnected with other sectors, and how they work together to successfully promote public health goals.

Navratil notes that the overall field experience has provided him with invaluable experience and great connections.

“The people are more than willing to share their background and expertise. The skills I’m learning will help me in my career for years to come. Gaining an understanding of a working public health department has given me firsthand knowledge of the mindset necessary to succeed in the public health field.”

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