Video: de Beaumont CEO Calls Workforce Trends “a Call to Action”

Calling the government public health workforce “the backbone of a healthy community,” de Beaumont President and CEO Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, reviewed trends in state and local health departments at a workshop titled “Dialogue About the Workforce for Population Health Improvement” on March 21. Sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the… 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 »

New Workforce Survey: Public Health Turnover Could Pose Threat to Community Health

Are America’s states and cities prepared for the next health epidemic? Not according to new survey research that shows a rise in job turnover among public health professionals. This is despite high levels of job satisfaction. As states and communities work to address health risks, including natural disasters and disease outbreaks, they face significant disruption… Read more »

Fresh Perspectives: Paving the Way for Better Health

Over the next few months, the de Beaumont Foundation is partnering with the American Public Health Association on a new blog series, titled “Fresh Perspectives.” Between now and the APHA Annual Meeting in November, “Fresh Perspectives” will provide insights from people with a range of perspectives who will offer practical lessons and tips. You’ll hear from a… Read more »