PH WINS 2017

This fall, ASTHO, in partnership with and funding from, the de Beaumont Foundation, will field the 2017 Public Health Workforce Interest and Needs Survey (PH WINS). The BCHC team hopes to have participation from all Big Cities Health Coalition member departments to help inform future investments in workforce development, build on the baseline of key workforce development metrics, and better understand workforce attitudes, morale, and climate.

First fielded in 2014, with 37 states, 14 BCHC member cities, and a small local pilot, PH WINS is an online survey that captures individual perspectives related to workplace environment, training needs, and overall trends that impact the field of public health. PH WINS is currently the only nationally representative data source of the public health workforce. The national results of PH WINS 2014 were disseminated in several formats, including a national summary report, an infographic and a special supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

The findings from the first fielding of PH WINS have been used by participating health agencies to better understand and address workforce development, as well as by partners to help inform future investments in public health workforce development. Over the past year, two BCHC members – Boston and Houston – received funding to participate in the PH WINS Research to Action Learning Collaborative where they received technical assistance from ASTHO, NACCHO, and workforce development experts in addressing some of the challenges identified in the first iteration of this survey. The BCHC team hopes all BCHC member departments will participate in PH WINS 2017 so that they might be eligible for similar future investments in their workforce.


NEW! The 2014 PHWINS Survey individual results have been distributed directly to the following LHOs: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle and Washington D.C. The overall PHWINS results slides for all BCHC cities are linked, which may be of interest to member departments who did not participate in the first round in 2014.  For those interested in participating in this next round, please adhere to the following:

  • Please confirm your department’s participation by COB August 4th. In addition, please send Meghan the name and contact of your POC by August 4th.
  • At 2PM ET on August 9th, we will be conducting a webinar in conjunction with ASTHO to brief departmental staff POCs on what will be needed in order to implement the survey and address any questions that they may have (invitation is forthcoming once we confirm participation and your POC).
  • We will be requesting staffing lists (names/email addresses of those who will receive the survey) by COB August 18th.


NEW!PHWINS Survey 2017 Overview

NEW! BCHC 2014 PHWINS Results Slides

PH WINS 2017 Project Summary

PH WINS Overview Presentation

PH WINS Frequently Asked Questions



For more information, please contact Meghan McGinty, Deputy Director, Big Cities Health Coalition (