Public Health Workforce Development
On the Public Health Workforce Development website you will find resources about Wisconsin's public health workforce diversity, sufficiency and competency, and information about statewide and national projects to promote workforce development.
Status Reports on the Public Health Workforce in Wisconsin
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer (State Health Plan)
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 emphasizes developing a Diverse, Sufficient, and Competent Workforce that Promotes and Protects Health as an Infrastructure Focus Area. Learn more about the State Health Plan and the Workforce Focus Area Profile at the DHS website: Wisconsin State Health Plan - Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
Wisconsin Public and Community Health Registered Nurse Workforce Report
This is the first Wisconsin Public and Community Health Registered Nurse Workforce Report. This report presents key descriptive information about the Wisconsin public and community health registered nurse (RN) workforce, based on data from the 2010 Wisconsin Registered Nurse Workforce Survey. The report purposes are to:
Wisconsin Public Health Workforce Report, 2011
This report focuses on the governmental public health workforce, and includes some data about the workforce of other selected public-sector organizations. The report brings together information that will enable educational institutions, state and local emergency readiness and public health preparedness experts, community agencies, local health department administrators, boards of health, legislators and others to plan for a trained and qualified public health workforce. Workforce planning helps to assure a diverse, sufficient and competent public health workforce, prepared to promote and protect the health of the public.
Wisconsin Public Health Workforce Report, 2011 (PDF, 922 KB)
Wisconsin Public Health Workforce, 2008
This report provides baseline public health workforce data. It focuses on the governmental
public health workforce, and includes some data about the workforce of selected other public-sector organizations.
The report is a first step toward workforce planning. It will assist educational institutions, state and local
emergency readiness and public health preparedness experts, community agencies, local health department administrators,
boards of health, legislators and others to plan for a trained and qualified public health workforce.
Clinical Laboratory Workforce Survey Report, 2012
Clinical Laboratory Workforce Survey, 2010
This is the first publication briefly describing laboratory science professionals in Wisconsin.
Laboratory science professionals are among the health disciplines that constitute the public health workforce.
As demonstrated by the recent Novel Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak, laboratory science professionals address public health
Local Health Department Survey
The Local Health Department Survey presents results of the annual Local Health Department Survey, which is mandated by section 251.05, Wisconsin Statutes. In this survey, each local health department in Wisconsin provides responses to questions about the department's financing and staffing.
Status Reports on the National Public Health Workforce
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Professions posts research on the state of the healthcare workforce tracking shortages, trends and issues as they develop. BHPR - Health Workforce Studies (Exit DHS)
The National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has special reports on the local health department (LHD) workforce at their webpage:
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2007 Public Health Workforce Report may be found under "Publications" on The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials webpage: Workforce and Leadership Development | State Public Health | ASTHO (Exit DHS)
Workforce Development Main Web Pages
Last Updated: March 03, 2014