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Using practice-based public health competencies for individual professional development, performance review, and the linkage of workforce capacity to organizational performance standards

Lawrence E. Barker, BS, Scott County Health Department, 428 Western Avenue, Davenport, IA 52801, 563-326-8618, lbarker@scottcountyiowa.com, Janan Wunsch-Smith, BSN, Janan Wunsch-Smith and Associates, 1200 South 60th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266, and Dawn Gentsch, MPH, CHES, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 10th St. Clemens Bldg. 5th Fl., Des Moines, IA 50010.

The performance of the local public health workforce is dependent upon a system that supports well-trained staff that provides the necessary services and activities to keep the population healthy. The Public Health Practice-Based competency set was developed in Iowa, through the collaborative effort of local public health staff at Scott County Health Department, Iowa Association of Local Public Health Agencies, and the University of Iowa College of Public Health Institute for Public Health Practice. This competency set is a tool for personal self-assessment of competencies that measure the skill level necessary to perform the essential public health services at one of three workforce categories/levels. Based on the assessment results individuals can tailor their personal training and education. Local public health agencies utilize this information to create organizational training plans and aid them in fulfilling the public health performance standards.

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Keywords: Competency, Performance Measures

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

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