Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey

PrintThe Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) is the first nationally representative survey of individual state health agency workers.

More than 10,000 public health workers from 37 state health agencies participated.

The de Beaumont Foundation, in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), surveyed public health workers about workforce development priorities, the workplace environment, and key national initiatives. The three major aims of the survey were: to inform future investments in workforce development; to establish a baseline of key workforce development metrics; and to explore workforce attitudes, morale, and climate.


  • Joint press release from de Beaumont Foundation & ASTHO announcing key survey results
  • Journal of Public Health Management & Practice: Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey supplement (open access)
  • “Thinking Beyond the Silos: Emerging Priorities in Workforce Development for State and Local Government Public Health Agencies;” a journal article on workforce development priorities

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  • What’s next: PH WINS: Research to Action press release
  • “Time to Get to Work(force): Practical Steps to Building a Stronger, More Sustainable Public Health Workforce;” a blog post from CEO Ed Hunter
  • Joint request for proposals (RFP) from the de Beaumont Foundation & ASTHO seeking teams to participate in a learning collaborative that will foster partnerships and improve workforce development practices in state and local health agencies. Teams from South Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Massachusetts were selected.
  • With a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will be conducting a qualitative analysis of the PH WINS survey data. Read more.