Tag: Workforce

One Millennial Making Change in Governmental Public Health

by Cora Burgoyne, Unified Government Public Health Department, Kansas City, Kansas Note from Lizzie Corcoran: I met Cora at APHA annual 2018, when her professor and mentor from her MPH program, Tanya Honderick, brought her to meet some de Beaumont staff and talk about the public health governmental workforce pipeline. I was so pleased and… 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 »

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 »