4007.0 Core Competencies for Public Health Professional: Improving Health Teaching and Practice

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
During this session, the newly adopted Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) will be introduced. The Core Competencies, a set of skills desirable for the broad practice of public health, have been used by hundreds of public health agencies and academic institutions in their workforce development efforts since their original adoption in 2001. In an effort to improve and update the Core Competencies, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) adopted a new set on May 3, 2010. During the session, participants will learn about: 1) significant changes to the Core Competencies and how this can improve their use; 2) how organizations are using the Core Competencies; and 3) tools that can assist with Core Competencies use. Participants will also be given the opportunity to discuss what additional tools they would like to see developed to help with Core Competencies use. These suggestions will be presented to the Council on Linkages Core Competencies Workgroup for consideration and action.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain the purpose of developing three sets of Core Competencies 2. Describe how the Core Competencies have been used for workforce development by at least one health department or academic institution 3. Identify existing tools that can assist with Core Competencies use
Ron Bialek, MPP

Core Competencies for Public Health Professional : Improving Health Teaching and Practice
Diane Downing, RN, PhD, Pamela Saungweme, MPH, Ron Bialek, MPP and Janet Place, MPH

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project