3075.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Refining and Validating Public Health Competencies

The purpose of this session is to present a draft list of universal public health competencies, developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. This interactive session will also give participants the opportunity to assist the Council on Linkages in refining and validating these competencies. This session would present timely, relevant and important information on public health competencies and assist in the refinement and validation of these competencies. There are many current and past efforts in the public health competencies area. The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice has committed to assist the U.S. Public Health Service in efforts to implement components of the report, The Public Health Workforce: An Agenda for the 21st Century, pertaining to public health competencies. The list of competencies offered in the Public Health Workforce report is a comprehensive collection of available lists from the wide range of public health fields. This list needs to be looked at and cross-walked with other lists, and then needs refined and reviewed for its general application to the field. This session would take the Council one step closer to a refined and validated list of universal public health competencies for individuals trained at the Masterís level and it would give participants a preview of whatís to come. This list will ultimately help guide curriculum and content development of public health education and training programs
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Facilitator(s):Ronald Bialek, MPP
2:30 PMRefining and validating public health competencies
Ronald Bialek, MPP, Diane Downing, RN, MSN, Dianna M. Conrad, MHPE
Sponsor:Academic Public Health Caucus
Cosponsors:Environment; Health Administration; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Student Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA