Workforce Resources for Organizations
ARP policy announced in January 2021 proposing to
- Expand the public health workforce
- Fund 100,000 public health workers
- Work in local communities
- Build long-term public health capacity
ARP Act Section 2501 included $7.66 billion for establishing, expanding, and sustaining a public health workforce
Workforce Development: the Way Forward
- Bridge from the ongoing COVID pandemic to moving the nation through the next stages of the COVID response
- Build a stronger, more diverse workforce than we have ever had
- Learn more about how the Public Health AmeriCorps program is contributing to a stronger, more diverse workforce
- Learn more about how a new grant for Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems will provide cross-cutting support to public health agencies for critical infrastructure needs related to workforce, foundational capabilities, data modernization, and physical infrastructure. It will also provide funding to national public health partners to support this work.
- Sustain the progress made by these programs with an eye on the future of the public health workforce in the U.S.
PH WINS 2021 National Findings
The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) is the first and only nationally representative source of data on the people that make up the governmental public health workforce. It captures their perspectives and experiences in several key areas as well as their demographics. Use the PH WINS national dashboards to explore the national findings and to examine the data in more detail, by applying filters, comparing subsets of the workforce, or selecting a topic or subgroup of interest.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: The Future of Public Health National Summit Series
A four-part series on the future of public health convened by the CDC Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Big Cities Health Coalition, and other public health partners to advance recommendations for a modernized U.S. public health system. The four virtual convenings, held from December 2021 through March 2022, leverage recommendations from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Public Health Forward.
National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development
Collaborates to ensure the public health workforce has the skills, resources, and support it needs to address the social determinants of health and achieve health equity.
CDC’s Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD)
DSEPD offers multiple approaches that impact people, tools, and systems for strengthening the workforce to improve the public’s health. This includes assisting state and local public health departments and public health partners by providing staff (fellow assignments), technical assistance, and training and education services.
- A Novel Approach for Workforce Surveillance at the US Department of Health and Human Services Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, October 2019.
- Understanding the Dynamics of Diversity in the Public Health Workforce Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, October 2019.
- The state of the US Governmental Public Health Workforce American Journal of Public Health, May 2019.
- Public Health Workforce 3.0: Recent Progress and What’s on the Horizon to Achieve the 21st-Century Workforce Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, March/April 2019.
- Reconciling Supply and Demand for State and Local Public Health Staff in an Era of Retiring Baby Boomers American Journal of Preventive Medicine, March 2018.
- Succession Planning in State Health Agencies in the United States: A Brief Report Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, November 2017.
- Examining State Health Agency Epidemiologists and Their Training Needs Annals of Epidemiology, February 2017.
- Public Health Workforce Taxonomy American Journal of Preventive Medicine, November 2014.
- Enumeration of the Governmental Public Health Workforce American Journal of Preventive Medicine, November 2014.
CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Promotes productive workplaces through safety and health research and offers resources on workplace safety and health topics
- Extramural Workforce Development
Provides training grants to support academic programs that enable students to obtain specialized training in disciplines such as occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and other closely related disciplines
- National Assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health Workforce
Shares key findings from an assessment that examined the supply and demand for safety and health professionals in the United States
Environmental Health Services, CDC National Center for Environmental Health
Offers environmental health programs serving states, tribes, localities, and territories practice-based research, training, tools and guidance