Supporting strong, well-staffed public health agencies
AboutState governmental public health faces a workforce crisis. The public health workforce is graying at a higher rate than the rest of the American workforce and shortages exist on every level. These trends combine to critically challenge the ability of states to effectively respond to threats to the public's health.
Funding OpportunitiesNone available at this time
ASTHO Peer Networks
As the national non-profit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, ASTHO provides administrative support for a number of state health agency peer networks.
Human Resources (HR) Directors Taskforce
The Taskforce is comprised of state public health HR directors who regularly share information on HR trends, workforce development strategies, and the public health worker shortage.
Staff Contact: Melissa Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 571-527-3132
2011 Budget Cuts Impact Research Brief (pdf)
2008 Succession Planning Guide (pdf)
2007 Public Health Workforce Report (pdf)
2006 Developing Leaders in the Public Health Workforce (pdf)
2005 Strategies for Enumerating the Public Health Workforce (pdf)
Center for State and Local Government Excellence
Health Workforce Information Center (HRSA)
Heartland Centers for Public Health and Community Capacity Development
National Association of State Personnel Executives
Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals (NLM)
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Melissa L. Lewis, MPH, Senior Analyst, Workforce Development
Jennifer Jimenez, MPH, Director, Performance and Workforce
Jim Pearsol, MEd, Chief, Public Health Performance