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Take the Job Task Analysis Survey and Be Counted in the Global Public Health Workforce Study

Be part of a first-of-its-kind study of the most common functions of the public health workforce on a region-by-region basis across the globe. A subset of responses will be used to update the Certified in Public Health (CPH) content outline which allows the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) to determine what is covered on the CPH exam.

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) is conducting a worldwide “We are Public Health” workforce study. Please be sure to participate by taking the survey and sharing the survey link with other public health professionals and organizations representing public health and allied professions.

The study is being conducted to determine the most common functions of the public health workforce on a region-by-region basis across the globe. This will be the first-of-its-kind study using task-based methodology to analyze the responsibilities of the global public health workforce at this level of detail. The survey is available in multiple languages including Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish.


A subset of responses will be used to update the content outline of the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam.  A preliminary analysis and the data set will also be made available to partner organizations, including schools and programs of public health, for further analysis.  The elements the NBPHE will collect include:

  • Common functions and responsibilities
  • Country of origin, race, and ethnicity
  • Employer type and organizational affiliation
  • Primary skills and area of expertise
  • Educational background


The NBPHE is seeking responses from students with prior work experience in public health, alumni, and public health professionals from other backgrounds. A toolkit is available which includes social media posts, sample emails, and newsletter articles.

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