Rising Stress and Burnout in Public Health: Results of a National Survey of the Public Health Workforce

Using findings from the 2021 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), this brief describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress and burnout among public health workers.

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Public Health Workforce Development and Diversity

The public health workforce plays an essential role in securing the vital conditions for health and well-being for all to thrive. A skilled, resourced, and robust public health workforce is needed to meet the demands of public health today and prepare for the needs of tomorrow. A diverse public health workforce is better equipped to address the needs of the most impacted and marginalized, and implement population health strategies. COVID-19 has shed light on challenges facing the public health workforce, while also exacerbating them. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need to skill up the workforce; support workers’ needs; center equity in workforce development efforts; and plan for the future.

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