4365.0 Competency-based education for the public health workforce

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
The Academic Public Health Caucus is a platform for APHA members to discuss issues of mutual concern regarding academic public health, such as academic public health practice. Specifically, the caucus provides a forum to showcase and learn about innovations in education, training, and academic research not only from public health academicians, but also from practitioners within public health institutions (i.e., federal, state, regional, local, private sector or non-profit organizations or personnel) that administer or participate in Academic/Practice partnerships. Academic/Practice partnerships include, but are not limited to, inter- multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborations to promote health and prevent disease and injury among populations. This session will focus on competency-based education for the public health workforce.
Session Objectives: Describe a timely, collaborative process used to develop sub-competencies for a newly issued national public health preparedness competency set. Discuss the process the South Carolina Public Health Training Center used in cross-walking public health discipline area competencies with Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. Design the assessment of health professionalsí educational needs in relation to NCD management, Risk Factor prevention and control. Describe two activities schools of public health can implement to increase the practical value of students' practicum experiences. Identify and analyze the role of a new Community-Oriented Primary Care MPH Track in preparing the health workforce for the changing role of primary care and its integration with public health, to promote the health of communities.
C. William Keck, MD, MPH

Welcoming Remarks
4:32 PM
From competency to KSAs: An effective collaborative process
Allison George, MPH, Lorraine K. Alexander, DrPH, MPH, Amy B. Sloane, BA, Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH and Tanya A. Montoya, MPH
4:44 PM
Competency cross-walking: Taking the first step toward providing comprehensive competency-based education for the public health workforce in South Carolina
Lydia Frass, PhD, MPH, Xavery Hopkins, MPH, MBA, CHES, Lillian U. Smith, DrPH, MPH, CHES and Jeremy VanderKnyff
5:20 PM
Promoting healthy communities: Integrating public health and medicine in the training of the public health workforce in a new MPH Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Track in the CoPH - University of Nebraska Medical Center
Jaime Gofin, MD, MPH, Rosa Gofin, MD, MPH, Ruth Margalit, MD, Darwin Brown, PA-C, MPH, Mary Cramer, RN, PhD, PHCNS-BC and Ayman El Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Academic Public Health Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)