The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) is the first nationally representative data source of the governmental public workforce. PH WINS is a national survey of state and local public health agency employees that captures detailed demographics as well as perspectives on issues such as workforce engagement, morale, training needs, and emerging concepts in public health.
The goals of PH WINS are to influence future investments in public health workforce development; identify trends in workforce attitudes, morale, and climate; and build the evidence base of cross-cutting training needs and skill gaps across the workforce. In addition to publicly releasing demographics and findings at the national level, PH WINS also provides state- and city-specific data to agencies to help them understand strengths, gaps, and opportunities to improve skills, training, and employee engagement.
The first survey, PH WINS 2014, was released in October 2015.
The de Beaumont Foundation will soon release findings from PH WINS 2017.
- Special PH WINS supplement, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, November/December 2015
- “Thinking Beyond the Silos: Emerging Priorities in Workforce Development for State and Local Government Public Health Agencies,” Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 2014
- “Four Things You Never Knew About the Governmental Public Health Workforce and Why You Should Care,” by Brian Castrucci, Huffington Post, Oct. 29, 2015
- “Why a Career in Governmental Public Health Might Be Right for You,” by Brian Castrucci, Huffington Post, Jan. 27, 2016
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