Public Health Resources

Public Health Workforce Data

            Public health workforce datasets available for use by public health professionals, students and researchers. Includes links to reports, codebooks and data use agreements.

Additional information can be found on HSRR which links to additional survey instruments and data sets.

To find data on the health status of a population, visit Health Data Tools and Statistics.

ASTHO Data Use Agreement  Data use agreement of use of ASTHO Profile of State Public Health data (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

ASTHO Profile of State Public Health Reports  Comprehensive source of information about state public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, the Profile aims to define the scope of state public health services, identify variations in practice among state public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Information for researchers  The survey instrument and codebook for volume three of the Profile, as well as a master codebook for all three Profile survey rounds to date and other survey materials. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

PH WINS - Access the Data  PH WINS data provide a new opportunity for researchers to gain access to worker perspectives on a wide range of topics: Job satisfaction and morale, Training needs, Perspectives on national trends. PH WINS also captured individual demographic information, salary, and education level. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

PH WINS: Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey  (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Archived Forces of Change Reports  Previous Reports, State Tables, Survey Instrument, Survey Codebook and Technical Documentation (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NACCHO Forces of Change Report  Survey assesses the impact of a variety of trends affecting change in local health departments (LHDs), including economic factors and health reform. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

National Profile of Local Health Departments and Forces of Change Data Use Policy  Links to Word document for use of NACCHO's National Profile of Local Health Departments and for the Forces of Change Data (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

National Profile of Local Health Departments Reports and Publications  The National Profile of Local Health Departments reports provide comprehensive and accurate descriptions of local health department infrastructure and practice. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

National Profile of Local Health Departments and Forces of Change Data Use Policy  Links to Word document for use of NACCHO's National Profile of Local Health Departments and for the Forces of Change Data (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Profile of Local Health Departments Data Requests, Technical Documentation and Instruments and Codebooks  Data sets from the National Profile of Local Health Departments are available to researchers upon request. Instrument and Codebooks for NACCHO data are also available. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

PHF TRAIN Data  TRAIN contains over one million registered learners, and 29,000 courses coming from more than 4,000 providers of training, TRAIN's database can be used to learn about the current public health workforce skills/competence and the way the workforce is trained as measured by the topics and subjects of the courses public health professionals have taken. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

TRAIN Data Use Agreement DUA  There are four main sections included in this Data Use Agreement which are the: Data Use Agreement, Purpose, Plans for Disseminating Results/Terms, Assurances, Waivers and Disclaimers, and Authorization. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

TRAIN Dataset 1: Demographics on TRAIN Learners  Years Covered: 2003 - 2012; File Size: 46.6 MB; Records: 631,295 (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

TRAIN Dataset 2: Information on TRAIN Courses and Competencies  Years Covered: 2003 - 2012; File Size: 2.78 MB; Records: 11,862 (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

TRAIN Dataset 3: TRAIN Courses by Competencies and Professional Roles  Years Covered: 2003 - 2012; File Size: 667 KB; Records: 9,052 (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Using TRAIN for Research: Your Guide for Using the TRAIN Datasets for Research Webinar  This webinar, outlines how the TRAIN learning management system (LMS) can be utilized by researchers to study the public health workforce and expand the Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR) agenda. The webinar explains what TRAIN is, the three datasets available to researchers, and the process of obtaining access to study the datasets. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))