250670 Public Health Competencies for Health Professionals

Monday, October 31, 2011: 11:20 AM

Dr. Jose Francisco Garcia , Hss/HR, Pan-American Health Organization, Washington, DC
During the last decade, many institutions and health services around the globe have been involved in developing public health competency frameworks. Theoretically, these competencies have multiple uses and many possible users. This presentation shall discuss the results of practical experiences in the implementation of such frameworks.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe public health competencies. Discuss how public health competencies can be used: 1) to improve people’s health; 2) to benefit health professionals, and 3) to help public health organizations and health services

Keywords: Competency, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an international specialist in public health and at present, I oversee the development of competencies in public health for health professionals at the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.