The Consortium for Workforce Research in Public Health (CWORPH)

The Consortium for Workforce Research in Public Health (CWORPH) is the only national research center that focuses specifically on the public health workforce. It brings together academic and public health partners to conduct the rigorous research required to ensure a well-trained public health workforce ready for both chronic and acute public health needs.

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CWORPH conducts thorough research in public health workforce, using decades of experience to efficiently translate and share findings with practitioners.

Our Mission

CWORPH brings together seven leading researchers from six universities  to conduct research in the areas of public health workforce, finance, and infrastructure.

Consortium partners include:

  • University of Minnesota
  • Columbia University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Washington

Areas of current focus include:

  • Staff shortages
  • Diversity and equity
  • Policy
  • Training
  • Recruitment
  • Retention

CWORPH members regularly collaborate on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research, assessment, and evaluation projects. We seek direction and support from a wide range of national partners.

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