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261582 Using national public health competency sets to build continuing education programs for the public health workforce: The North Carolina Institute for Public Health approach
Monday, October 29, 2012 : 11:20 AM - 11:32 AM
The North Carolina Institute for Public Health is the service and outreach arm of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Institute serves as an educational resource for public health professionals in multiple areas of public health practice. The Institute develops educational trainings and programs for public health practitioners at the state and local level in North Carolina and beyond. National public health competency sets are used to build the foundation for a range of training programs from just-in-time short trainings to comprehensive graduate-level training courses. This presentation will provide an overview of the Institute's approach in using multiple public health competency sets and other data to guide a comprehensive approach to workforce development. Competency sets influence assessment of training needs, training development, and post-training evaluation. Examples from across the Institute's programs in the areas of public health leadership, maternal and child health, preparedness and core public health will be discussed.
Learning Areas:Public health or related education
Keywords: Competency, Professional Development
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee several training and technical projects at the UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness and serve as the coordinator of the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC), located within the North Carolina Institute for Public Health. My job duties include supervising curriculum development and training implementation for domestic and international training projects and continuous development of our Training Web Site, which includes developing trainings for face-to-face and online delivery.
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.