Two years of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to increased stress and burnout, as well as post-traumatic stress symptoms, according to PH WINS 2021 data released in March 2022. At the same time, public health workers report that they remain committed to their jobs and communities. Read the research brief.
- More than half of public health employees report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and 1 in 5 say their mental health is either fair or poor.
- Many public health workers, especially executives, report experiencing bullying, threats, and harassment.
- More than 1 in 4 public health employees say they are considering leaving their organization.