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 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, 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, 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 challenges.

Local Health Department Survey

The Local Health Department Survey presents results of the annual Local Health Department Survey, which is mandated by Wis. Stat. § 251.05. 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

The National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has special reports on the local health department (LHD) workforce at their webpage:
Workforce Development and Training NACCHO

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2007 Public Health Workforce Report: Workforce and Leadership Development | State Public Health | ASTHO

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Last Revised: March 23, 2021