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Programs: Public Health Workforce

Public Health Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS)
PH WINS is conducted in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, is the only nationally representative survey of government public health professionals. Conducted in 2014, 2017, and 2021, it assesses strengths, trends, and gaps to inform strategies to strengthen the workforce.
40 Under 40 in Public Health
A program recognizes and elevates rising leaders who are changing the face of public health in creative and innovative ways. Nominations open every two years.
Public Health Forward
"Public Health Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Public Health System” articulated a shared vision and five-year operational framework to strengthen public health nationally, supplemented by an implementation guide with insights from jurisdictions that have put its recommendations into practice.
We partner with leading publishers to develop high-quality, practical books on topics across the spectrum of public health practice, which aim to address the needs, interests, and goals of today’s public health practitioners.
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