These resources are intended to help public health leaders share the results of PH WINS through social media, newsletters, presentations, and other ways. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
ABOUT 2017 PH WINS
Findings from the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) report can be viewed and downloaded at www.phwins.org. The website also includes the news release, infographics, a digital appendix, and commentary on the findings. Over time, the page will be updated with additional resources, including a series of articles from the PH WINS supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
What is PH WINS?
- PH WINS is a national survey of state and local public health agency workers first conducted in partnership between the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the de Beaumont Foundation to capture perspectives on key issues, such as workforce engagement and morale, training needs, worker empowerment, and emerging trends in public health. It also collects data about the demographics of the public health workforce.
- First fielded in 2014, PH WINS is the largest public health workforce survey that has ever been conducted and it remains the only nationally representative data source on the state and local public health workforce. The second survey, conducted in 2017, was expanded to include local health departments, with the involvement of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Big Cities Health Coalition.
- The PH WINS dataset is available for researchers to analyze and combine with other datasets to answer critical, previously unanswerable questions about the current state of the public health workforce.
Below is content you can use or modify for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, emails, and website communications to promote the data.
Twitter Messages: Challenges
Nearly half the #publichealth workforce is considering leaving their organization in the next five years. See why, and how that will affect community health and safety. Please share! #phwins www.phwins.org
A key finding from #pwins national survey of #publichealth workforce: Executives need to focus on retaining talent. Read more: www.phwins.org
Top 5 reasons why #publichealth workers consider leaving? Inadequate pay, lack of advancement, workplace environment, job satisfaction, and lack of support. Learn more from new #phwins report www.phwins.org
#Millennials, employees with MPH degrees, and others who are underrepresented in #publichealth are condidering leaving the workforce. See why, and what can be done to protect U.S. communities. #phwins www.phwins.org
Twitter Messages: Neutral and Positive
Today @deBeaumontFndtn @ASTHO @NACCHOalerts @BigCitiesHealth released national survey of state & local #publichealth professionals. See #phwins trends at www.phwins.org
Good news from #phwins: #publichealth workforce is skilled, well-educated, and committed. What can be done to attract and retain talent? www.phwins.org @deBeaumontFndtn @ASTHO @NACCHOalerts @BigCitiesHealth
#publichealth professionals are motivated by their mission: 95% saying the work they do is important and they are determined to give their best effort every day. Learn more from #phwins national survey: www.phwins.org
Facebook and LinkedIn Messages
Today the de Beaumont Foundation, ASTHO, NACCHO, and Big Cities Health Coalition released the latest #phwins data on trends, gaps, and opportunities for the public health workforce. Main takeaway? Executives need to focus on retaining talent. What are your recommendations for them? Read more: www.phwins.org
Are creativity and innovation rewarded in #publichealth? 67% of executives say yes, but only 41% of non-supervisors say they are. 69% percent of executives say communication between leadership and staff is good, but only 48% of non-supervisors agree. Does this match your experience? www.phwins.org
According to new data released by the de Beaumont Foundation, ASTHO, NACCHO, and Big Cities Health Coalition, the #publichealth workforce is aging. Millennials represent 22% of the workforce, compared with 35% of the national workforce. And nearly half of the workforce is considering leaving their organization in the next five years, including 22% who plan to retire and 25% who plan to leave within one year for other reasons. Learn more and share: www.phwins.org
Website/E-mail Content (short)
A new national survey shows that the public health field is facing a high rate of turnover, despite high levels of job satisfaction. According to the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), released by the de Beaumont Foundation, ASTHO, NACCHO, and the Big Cities Health Coalition, nearly half the workforce says they may leave their organization in the next five years. Visit www.phwins.org to review the data and the possible implications for health departments and the communities they serve.
Website/E-mail Content (longer)
A new national survey shows that the public health field is facing a high rate of turnover, despite high levels of job satisfaction. According to the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), released by the de Beaumont Foundation, ASTHO, NACCHO, and the Big Cities Health Coalition, nearly half the workforce says they may leave their organization in the next five years. Visit www.phwins.org to review the data and the possible implications for health departments and the communities they serve. Key findings:
- Despite high levels of job satisfaction, a large proportion of workers are considering leaving their organization in the next year. Top reasons include dissatisfaction with pay, lack of opportunity for advancement, and workplace environment.
- The majority of workers are satisfied with their jobs, but are less satisfied with their organizations and even less so with their pay.
- Workers indicate a high level of engagement, but do not believe that creativity and innovation are rewarded or that communication between senior leadership and staff is good.
- The top areas of training needs are budgeting and financial management, systems and strategic thinking, change management, and developing a vision for a healthy community.
- Demographically, the workforce is not representative of the nation in terms of gender or age.
PH WINS, first conducted in 2014, is the only nationally representative data about the public health workforce. For more findings, infographics, detailed data, visit www.phwins.org.
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