Online Program

Cross-cutting Area Review

Sunday, November 1, 2015 : 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATICS The ability to collect, manage and organize data to produce information and meaning that is exchanged by use of signs and symbols; to gather, process, and present information to different audiences in-person, through information technologies, or through media channels; and to strategically design the information and knowledge exchange process to achieve specific objectives.

DIVERSITY AND CULTURE The ability to interact with both diverse individuals and communities to produce or impact an intended public health outcome.
LEADERSHIP The ability to create and communicate a shared vision for a changing future; champion solutions to organizational and community challenges; and energize commitment to goals.

PUBLIC HEALTH BIOLOGY The ability to incorporate public health biology – the biological and molecular context of public health – into public health practice.

PROFESSIONALISM The ability to demonstrate ethical choices, values and professional practices implicit in public health decisions; consider the effect of choices on community stewardship, equity, social justice and accountability; and to commit to personal and institutional development.
PROGRAM PLANNING The ability to plan for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to improve individual and community health.

SYSTEMS THINKING The ability to recognize system level properties that result from dynamic interactions among human and social systems and how they affect the relationships among individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and environments.

My presentation will review the content of the CPH exam related to cross-cutting competencies. It will also provide study tips and other resources for CPH candidates.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Program planning
Public health biology
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the areas of knowledge related to cross-cutting competencies which are tested on the CPH exam.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 30 years of experience in public health practice and academia, was a founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and have been responsible for creating the certification exam since its inception.
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.