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Health Affairs Blog Post: Meeting Patients’ Individual Social Needs Falls Short of Improving the Health of All

In Health Affairs, de Beaumont Foundation CEO Brian Castrucci and John Auerbach, CEO of Trust for America’s Health, weigh in on the growing involvement of health providers in addressing patients’ social needs — saying these interventions are a good step, but not enough. Read “Meeting Individual Social Needs Falls Short of Addressing Social Determinants.” Castrucci… Read more »

PH WINS Reveals Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Now What?

By Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH When the de Beaumont Foundation first launched the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) in 2014, we didn’t know what to expect, but with the release of our 2017 survey, two themes have become clear: 1) the workforce is composed of dedicated, skilled professionals who want to… Read more »

The Public Health Learning Navigator: Meeting the Training Needs of the Workforce

By Kris Risley, de Beaumont Foundation, and Jennifer McKeever, National Network of Public Health Institutes Public health professionals understand the vital role the government workforce plays in improving the health of communities nationwide. But the new Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) shows that the field faces a high rate of turnover,… Read more »

de Beaumont CEO on Upstream Efforts in 2018: Right Direction, but Still Focused on Individuals

In a 2018 wrap-up in Modern Healthcare, Steven Ross Johnson quotes de Beaumont Foundation CEO Brian Castrucci on the efforts of health providers to meet patients’ social needs. Highlighting the trend of healthcare organizations prioritizing wellness and prevention — including addressing patient needs in areas like housing, poverty, and food security — Johnson writes: “But as… Read more »

Millennials Are Ready to Change Public Health. Is Public Health Ready?

Did you know that millennials make up 35 percent of the workforce in the United States, but only about 24 percent of state and local health departments? This is despite a 300 percent growth in public health degrees over the past two decades. So where are the millennials, and what do these numbers mean for… Read more »