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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Rising Stress and Burnout in Public Health

March 29, 2022

Two years of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to increased stress and burnout, as well as post-traumatic stress symptoms, according to the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), conducted between September 2021 and January 2022. At the same time, public health workers report that they remain committed to their jobs and communities. The survey by the de Beaumont Foundation and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials collected the perceptions of nearly 45,000 staff in state and local government public health departments.  

Innovations in Public Health: Understanding State Public Health

September 11, 2008

Provides an overview of state public health services -- services provided and outsourced, organizational and accountability structures, and key statutes -- and offers a framework for exploring the scope of the state's role and responsibilities.