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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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E Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions

The Public Health Practice Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (www.phppo.cdc.gov/OWPP) developed this table of competency sets of public health-related occupations and professions for its Annual Public Health Workforce Development Meeting (June 2001, revised January 2003).

Purpose

The competency sets are intended to be a resource for persons interested in public health workforce development. It includes online sources for all documents listed. The information listed can be used as an aid to curriculum developers and instructional designers in planning training programs for the Nation’s public health workers. This resource document also provides relevant examples of competency statements from other occupations and professions that share in the work of public health. Used as a starting point, this list may help avoid duplication of efforts and will build on existing activities across the U.S.

Methodology

This report on competency sets was developed using print and electronic references and experts in workforce development. Sources included: Council on Linkages, Core Competencies (Public Health Foundation), and competency sets from other professions, United Kingdom, Australia and

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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other countries. Other sources also used were Institute of Medicine Reports: The Future of Public Health, 1988, 2002; Who Will Keep the Public Healthy: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century (2003, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC); and Public Health in America, 1994 (http://www.health.gov/phfunctions/public.htm). Where competencies sets are lacking, selected resources are listed if appropriate.

Ms. Kimberley Geissman, M.S., M.Ed., and Dr. Anil Patel, M.D., M.P.H. conducted the primary research.

The Competency Sets

The competency sets can be grouped and differentiated several ways:

  • Core: Basic Public Health Skills (skills needed to perform the essential functions of public health)

  • Function-specific: e.g., leadership, management, supervisory, support staff

  • Discipline-specific: e.g., community dentistry for public health dentists, other professionals or technical specialists

  • Subject-specific (within a discipline): maternal and child health, STD, vaccine preventable diseases, cancer, other chronic diseases

  • Workplace basics: required of all personnel and includes literacy, writing and presentation skills and computer literacy

Limitations

The competencies listed are those known at the time of printing. The comprehensive search for related public health worker competencies included numerous global and site-specific web searches, list-serve queries, and personal contacts. Since the field of workforce development is evolving, many competency sets—be they produced by government, academic institutions, public health and professional organizations—are in development. Therefore, this list may not contain all available competency sets. Inclusion of any competency set in the table does not imply CDC endorsement.

How You Can Help

Please notify the CDC Office of Workforce Policy and Planning (PHPPO) of major omissions, corrections, and additions to this document, “A Collection of Competency Sets of Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions,” updated for the Public Health Workforce Development Annual Meeting, January 21-23, 2003, Atlanta, GA, through our web site at www.phppo.cdc.gov/owpp or call 770 488 2480 (main office).

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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A COLLECTION OF COMPETENCY SETS OF PUBLIC HEALTH-RELATED OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

SOURCE: Public Health Practice Program Office, CDC (2003).

Updated for the Public Health Workforce Development Annual Meeting, January 21-23, 2003, Atlanta, GA

Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Core-Basic Public Health

Council on Linkages: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, 2001

front-line, senior professional, supervisor, manager

Public Health Foundation (PHF), http://www.trainingfinder.org/competencies/list_nolevels.htm and http://trainingfinder.org/competencies/list_levels.htm

21 Competencies for the 21st Century, 1999 Commission, Dec. 1998, Chapter 4

professional

The 4th Report of the Pew Health Professions, http://www.futurehealth.ucsf.edu/pewcomm/competen.html

Competencies for Providing Essential Public Health Services, 1997

professional

The Public Health Workforce: An Agenda for the 21st Century, Public Health Functions Project, ODPHP, DHHS, http://www.health.gov/phfunctions/pubhlth.pdf essential services, www.apha.org/ppp/science/10ES.htm

Accounting

Core Competency Framework for Entry into the Accounting Profession: Functional Competencies

entry-level professional

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, (AICPA) http://www.aicpa.org/edu/func.htm

Competency Model for the New Finance Professional

professional, technical, support

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) tool being piloted, http://www.cpatoolbox.org

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Core Competencies (future of the CPA profession), 2001

professional, technical

Vision Project Team and State Societies, CPA Vision Project: 2001 and Beyond http://www.cpavision.org

Basic Life Skills

CASAS Competency List

basic life skills

Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, DOL http://www.casas.org/01AboutCasas/01Competencies.html

High School Student Competencies and Indicators

high school graduates

National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC), Academic Innovations http://www.academicinnovations.com/noicc.html

Behavioral Science (general)

Behavioral & Social Science Competencies, draft 2001

professionals

School of Public Health Science and Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Charlotte Wilson, HRMO CWilson@cdc.gov

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, December 1992

professionals

American Psychological Association (APA), “General Principles” http://www.apa.org/ethics/code.html

Biological Science

Biological Science Competencies, draft 2001

professionals

School of Public Health Science and Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Charlotte Wilson, HRMO CWilson@cdc.gov

Bioterrorism

Bio-terrorism

All public health workers

Center for Disease Control, Bio-terrorism and related topics/including web casts http://www.cdc.gov/washington/reltopic/bioterro.htm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Bioterrorism and Emergency Readiness: Competencies for ALL Public Health Workers

all public health workers

Bioterrorism and Emergency Readiness: Competencies for ALL Public Health Workers, Center for Health Policy, http://www.nursing.hs.columbia.edu/institute-centers/chphsr/btcomps.html

Community-based Health

Community Health Scholars Program: Goal and Competencies, June 1999

post-doctoral student

Community-Based Public Health (CBPH), University of Michigan School of Public Health, Kellogg sponsored, program competencies, http://www.sph.umich.edu/chsp/goal.html

Community Based Participatory Research (pending) Cultural Competency

Providing Care to Diverse Populations State Strategies for Cultural Competency in Health Systems

all state, local health officials

Workshops sponsored by Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, http://www.ahcpr.gov/news/ulp/ulpcultr/htm

The provision of Culturally Competent Health Care

leader, professional, technical support

Amy Blue, PhD, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Evaluation, Medical University of South Carolina College of medicine, http://www.musc.edu/deansclerkship/recultur.html

Courses/ training/online database/tools

health professionals

National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, University Center for Excellence in developmental Disabilities, http://www.georgetown.edu/research/gucdc/nccc

Learning Resources/Training Materials Cultural Competency Training

all healthcare professionals

Cultural Competency Training, Illinois Health Education Consortium: IHEC, http://www.ihec.org/f-pro3-3.html

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Dentistry

Competency Statements for Dental Public Health, September 1997

professional

American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), http://www.pitt.edu/~aaphd/dph.competency.html

Economics

Nebraska Standards in Business Education Essential Leanings: Focus on Economics

student, public

EcEd Economics Education Web competencies and learning objectives, http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/standards/home.htm

National and State Content Standards in Economics

student, public

Economics America, National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), 20 standards, learning objectives and performance benchmarks, http://www.economicsamerica.org

Emergency Preparedness

Core Public Health Worker Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Response, April 2001

leader, administrator, professional, technical, support

Center for Health Policy, Columbia University School of Nursing, http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/nursing/institute-centers/chphsr/COMPETENCIES.pdf (April 2001) and http://www.nursing.hs.columbia.edu/institute-centers/chphsr/btcomps.pdf (December 02)

Fire & Emergency Services Competency Module

technical

Industry-Specific Competency Modules, Knowledge Point, http://www.knowledgepoint.com/products/firecomp.html

Engineering

Sample Elements and Tasks for Engineer, October 1999

professional

Headquarters Performance Management System, DOE, http://www.hr.doe.gov/hqpms/engineer.htm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Environmental Health

Environmental Health Competency Project: Recommendations for Core Competencies for Local Environmental Health Practitioners, May 2001

front-line, local-level professional

American Public Health Association (APHA) and National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH/CDC) with NEHA, NACCHO, ASTHO, FCA, AAS, NALBOH, final draft in clearance June 1, report due August 2001. Patrick Bohan, NCEH, PBohan@cdc.gov, http://www.apha.org/ppp/ehproject.htm

Environmental Health Competencies: Core Competencies for the Effective Practice of Environmental Health

professional

Funding Opportunity, Association of School of Public Health (ASPH), Developing Communities of Excellence in Environmental Health, http://www.asph.org/fac_document.cfm/69/69/5968

Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian Examination

entry-level professional

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), exam content outline; Ryan Rudolph, rrudolph@neha.org, http://www.neha.org

Epidemiology

Health Science and Epidemiology Competencies, 2001

professional

School of Public Health Science and Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Charlotte Wilson, HRMO, CWilson@cdc.gov

Core Activities for Learning (CALS)

doctoral-level Epidemic Intelligence Officer

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), CDC Jim Alexander, EPO/DAPHT, JAlexander1@cdc.gov

Evaluation of EIS Competency Domains: Epidemiologic Process, Communication, and Professionalism, 2001

doctoral-level Epidemic Intelligence Officer

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), CDC Jim Alexander, EPO/DAPHT, JAlexander1@cdc.gov

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Fellowship Competency Guidelines

professional

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) with CDC, http://www.cste.org/MCHcompetencies.pdf

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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Infection Control and Epidemiology: Professional and Practice Standards, 1998

professional

Association for Practitioners in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) and Community and Hospital Infection Control Association, Canada (CHICA), http://www.apic.org/pdf/pracstnd.pdf

Ethics

Center for Ethics

all health care professionals

Center for Ethics, Health Science Ethics. Health Care Ethics consortium of Georgia, Emory University, in development, http://www.emory.edu/ETHICS

Center for Bioethics and Health Law

MPH students/health care professionals

Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, http://www.pitt.edu?-bioethic/

Evaluation/Program Analysis

Competencies for Public Health Analyst (GS-685), 2001

professional

School of Public Health Administration, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Ronald Lake, HRMO RLake@cdc.gov, http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/analyst.htm

Career Development: Core Competencies (Evaluation and Inspections), December 1999

manager, program analyst, team leader, administrator, technical support, secretary

Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), http://www.hhs.gov/oig/oei/evaluator/evaluator.html

Global Health Competency

Division of International Health, Core Competencies, CDC,

International Health workers

Core Competencies and Outputs for Public Health Practitioners or Applied Epidemiologists, http://www.cdc.gov/epo/dih/core.html

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Genomics

Genomics Competencies for the Public Health Workforce, May 2001

administrator, professional, all workers(clinicians, educators, environmental workers, epidemiologists, laboratorians), (technical, support)

Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention and Public Health Practice Program Office, CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/genetics/training/competencies/

Competencies in Public Health Genetics in the Content of Law, Ethics and Policy, June 1999

MPH, MS, PhD student

University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine (Training Collaboration CDC, HRSA funded), http://depts.washington.edu/phgen/DegreeTracks/competencies.html

Core Competencies in Genetics Essential for All Health Care Professionals, February 2000

all health care professional, student

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG), (RWJ, DOE funded), http://www.nchpeg.org/news-box/corecompetencies000.html

Medical School Core Curriculum in Genetics, 1995

medical student

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), http://www.ashg.org/genetics/ashg/policy/rep-01.htm

Geographical Information Systems

Health Economics

Health Education

Responsibilities & Competencies for Health Educators, 1997

professional

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), endorsed by Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American Association for Health Education (AAHE), Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education (ASTDHPPHE), update due August 2001, http://www.nchec.org/competencies.htm

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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Core Competencies/ “The Extension Educator”

professional

Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and Communication Systems (ANRECS), Michigan State University, staff professional development, http://www.anrecs.msu.edu/extension/profdev/10areas.htm

Health Care Financing (resources only)

Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing Graduate Course offered by School of Public Health

graduate students

School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, University of Albany, New York, http://www.albany.edu/courses

Health Insurance and Medical Services Financing, Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions

graduate students in health care administration track, MBA

Health Care Systems:/Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, http://www.wharton.upenn.edu

Information Resource/Government Financing of Healthcare

all healthcare and other professionals

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, http://cms.hhs.gov/media/press

Human Resources

Human Resource Competencies for the Year 2000: A Professionals’ Toolkit for Professional Development

professional

Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), www.nehra.com/about.php3, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) book, profiles of 31 competencies, http://shrm.org/competencies/home.htm

Human Resources Management Competencies, 2001

leader, manager, professional

School of Public Health Business Management, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Jessi Stevens, HRMO, JStevens@cdc.gov

Directory of Competencies for the Human Resources Community in the Public Service of Canada, October 1998

professional

The Learning Centre, Public Service Commission, Canada, http://learnet.gc.ca/eng/lrncentr/index.htm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Human Resource Competency Model

manager

International Personnel Management Association (IPMA), 22 competencies, http://ipma-hr.org/public/training_template.cfm?ID=12

Informatics

Public Health Informatics Competencies, 2001

professional

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, http://www.healthlinks.washington.edu/nwcphp/phi/comps/

Information Resources Management Competencies, 2001

professional, technical

School of Public Health Information Resources Management, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Tonya Henderson, HRMO, TSHenderson@cdc.gov

Math and Statistical Competencies, 2001

professional, technical

School of Public Health Science & Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Charlotte Wilson, HRMO, CWilson@cdc.gov

Recommendations of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) on Education in Health and Medical Informatics, October 2000

physician, nurse, pharmacist, manager, record administrator, teacher, student

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Health and Medical Informatics Education Workgroup, http://www.amia.org/ updated: introductory, intermediate, advanced levels, found at International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~d16/rec.htm

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and RHIT (technician) Examination Content: Domains, Sub domains and Tasks

administrator, technical

American Healthcare through Quality Information (AMIMA), http://www.ahima.org/certification/exam.html

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Coding Competencies

coder

American Healthcare through Quality Information (AMIMA), http://www.ahima.org/certification/exam.html

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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Medical School Objectives Project: Medical Informatics Objectives, August 2000

MD student

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), School Objectives Project, http://www.aamc.org/meded/msop/informat.htm

On-line Technology Competencies

undergraduate student

College of Education and Applied Professions, Western Carolina University, http://www.ceap.wcu.edu/Martin/Compdef.htm

Student Technology Competency Matrix

high school graduate

Millbury Public Schools, http://millbury.k12.ma.us/~hs/school/techplan/studentmatrix4.3B.html

Laboratory

Body of Knowledge

laboratorian, specialist, phlebotomist, technician

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), book, competencies for CLS and CLT regardless of setting, http://www.ascls.org/index.htm

Leadership (Functional Area)

Public Health Leadership Competency Framework, August 2000

health director, health officer

National Public Health Leadership Network (NLN), (graduates of the Public Health Leadership Institutes (CDC), http://www.slu.edu/organizations/nln/competency_framework.html

Leadership Competencies for Assistant Deputy Ministers and Senior Executives

senior executive

The Learning Centre, Public Service Commission of Canada, http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/aexdp/leaders_e.htm

Leadership Development Competencies: The Leadership Challenge

leader

Exploring Inspired Leadership, The Banff Center, http://www.banffmanagement.com

In development-leadership capacity for governmental and faith-based collaboration, October 2001–2004

leader

Institute for Public Health Faith Collaborations, Emory University, Interfaith Health Programs in development, http://ihpnet.org/4iphfc.htm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Library and Information Science

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, January 2000

undergraduate student

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association (ALA), http://www.ala.org/acrl/ilcomstan.html

Competencies for Special Librarians of the 21st Century, 1998

entry-level professional

Special Libraries Association (SLA), supported by Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and Medical Library Association (MLA), http://www.sla.org/content/memberservice/researchforum/lisprograms/lisps.cfm

Students’ Information Literacy Needs in the 21st Century: Competencies for Teacher-Librarians

teacher-librarian, high school student

Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada (ATLC), http://www.atlc.ca/Publications/competen.htm

Management

Core Competencies for Supervisors, Managers, and Executives, 2000

director, executive, team leader, program manager, supervisor

School of Public Health Leadership & Management Development, CDC Corporate University; Vicki Johnson, HRMO, VJohnson1@cdc.gov, http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/masdevpl.htm

Supervisors’ and Managers’ Critical Elements, October 1999

supervisor, manager

Headquarters Performance Management System, DOE, http://www.hr.doe.gov/hqpms/supstan.htm

Management Academy for Public Health Competencies, March 1999

public & private sector manager

Management Academy for Public Health (MAPH), North Carolina Institute for Public Health (CDC, HRSA, Kellogg, RWJ funded), http://www.maph.unc.edu Stephen Orton, sorton@email.unc.edu

Competency Profile: Public Service Managers

middle managers

The Learning Centre, Profile for Leaders and Managers, Public Service Commission, Canada, http://learnet.gc.ca/eng/comcentr/manage/profile/auto.htm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Public Health Prevention Service Competency Set, September 1997

MS-prepared entry-level manager

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) Fellowship, CDC (to be updated fall 2001) “perform”, http://www.cdc.gov/epo/dapht/rfa.htm#perform

Competencies for Professional Development: Managing in the Middle, 1998

mid-level manager

Exploring Inspired Leadership, The Banff Center, http://www.banffmanagement.com

National Competency Standards-Public Administration, Competency Based Assessment and Training Handbook, 1999

mid-level administrator, clerical

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, Australia’s Northern Territory Government, http://www.nt.gov.au/ocpe/documents/people-development/comp-standards

Mass Communications

Mass Communications and Public Health

all public health practitioners

Course in Mass Communication and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, http://www.epi.umn.edu/epi_pages/syllabi/PubH5394.html

Public Health Education and Communication Competencies, August 2000

manager, public relations specialist, visual information specialist, technical writer, editor, audio-video technician

School of Public Health Education and Communication, CDC Corporate University; Christopher Stallard, HRMO, http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/masdev2.htm

Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health Competencies, February 2001

professional

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH), http://www.atmch.org/mchcomps.pdf

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Medicine

Competencies for Providing Public Health Services, 1998

medical student

C.W. Keck, “Core Competencies for the Synergistic Practice of Medicine & Public Health” Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Conference, 1998 http://www.josiahmacyfoundation.org/jmacy1.html

Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) Competency Matrix, 2000-2001

MD-trained, Preventive Medicine Resident

Preventive Medicine Residency Program (PMR), CDC EPO/DAPHT, http://www.cdc.gov/epo/dapht/pmr.htm

Core Competencies and Performance Indicators for Preventive Medicine Residents, 1999

MD-trained, Preventive Medicine Resident

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) with HRSA, http://www.acpm.org/corecomp.htm

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Competencies, January 1998

physician administrator, generalist, specialist

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), http://www.acoem.org/paprguid/guides/comp.htm

An Inventory of Knowledge and Skills Relating to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1989

MD student

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM), http://www.atpm.org/library/inventory/inventory1.htm

Mental Health

Academic, Fellowship, Summer Institute Programs in Mental Health

public health professionals, MPH students.

Department of Mental Health, Baltimore Health and Mental Health Department, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, http://commprojects.jhsph.edu/mh/training_programs.cfm

Workforce Development: Ensuring Competency in Public Mental Health

MPH students, clinicians/public health practitioners

Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, http://www.wiche.edu/Mentalhealth/fyi/1001.htm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions." Institute of Medicine. 2003. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10548.
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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

Nursing

Public Health Nursing Practice for the 21st Century, 2001

professional

Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Nursing and University of Minnesota, School of Nursing (HRSA-funded) draft tool for assessment, undergoing validation by the Association of Community Health Nurse Educator (ACHNE); Derryl Block, dblock@d.umn.edu

National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse, 2000

registered nurse, student

Australian Nursing Council, Inc. (ANCI), http://www.anci.org.au/competencystandards.htm

Delivery of Occupational and Environmental Health Services, May 1998

nurse professional

American Association of Occupational Health Nursing (AAOHN), http://www.aaohn.org/servicedelivery_position.htm

Nutrition-Dietetics

Core Competencies for the Supervised Practice Component of Entry-Level Dietician (Technician) Programs, 1997

dietitian student, dietetic technician student

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, “Accreditation Manual for Dietetics Education Programs, Revised 4th Edition,” Catalog #6107, http://www.eatright.org/cade/standards.html

Standards of Professional Practice for Dietetics Professionals

dietitian

American Dietetics Association (ADA), http://www.eatright.org/qm/standardslist.html

Pharmacy

Competency Statements: Disease State Management (DSM) Examinations

professional

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), http://www.nabp.net/

Physical Activity

Athletic Training Clinical Proficiencies, 1999

entry-level professional, student

National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), http://www.nata.org, clinical focus “Athletic Training Educational Competencies,” http://www.cewl.com/

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Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness, course

teacher, director, student

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD), http://www.aahperd.orgcurriculumbook, http://americanfitness.net/Physical_Best/

Standards of Competence, August 2000

therapist

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, http://www.fsbpt.org/news.htm

Public Health Advisor Series

Competencies for Public Health Advisors (GS-685), 2001

professional

School of Public Health Administration, CDC Corporate University, intranet assessment of 1) foundation competencies and 2) occupational competencies; Ronald Lake, HRMO, RLake@cdc.gov

Public Health Law

“Core Legal Competencies for Public Health Practitioners”

public health practitioners, lawyers, legislators, policy-makers, and others

Health Law, Center for Law and Public’s Health, CDC Collaboration with Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, http://www.publichealthlaw.net/index.html

Public Health Policy

Generic Policy Analyst Draft Competency Profile

professional

The Learning Centre, Public Service Commission, Canada, http://learnet.gc.ca/eng/lrncentr/index.htm

Secretary-Support

Competencies for Secretary and Office Automation Clerk (GS-318, GS-326), 2000

secretary, office automation clerk

School of Public Health Business Management, CDC Corporate University; Jessi Stevens, HRMO, JStevens@cdc.gov, http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/crses.htm

Sample Elements and Tasks for Secretary

secretary

Headquarters Performance Management System, DOE, http://www.hr.doe.gov/hqpms.secy.htm

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Competency Sets

Worker Level

Where to Find Them on the WWW

National Competency Standards-Public Administration, Competency Based Assessment and Training Handbook, 1999

mid-level administrator, clerical

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, Australia’s Northern Territory Government, http://www.nt.gov.au/ocpe/documents/people-development/comp-standards

Social Work

Description of the Doctoral Program: Educational Objectives

PhD students

School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, learning objectives, http://www.sowo.unc.edu/doctoral/description/index.html

STD/HIV

Program Operations Guidelines for STD Prevention: Training and Professional Developments

clinician, disease investigator, HIV counseling

Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC; Frankie Barnes, NCHSTP/DSTD, FBarnes@cdc.gov, http://www.cdc.gov/std/program/training.pdf

Veterinary Medicine

The Veterinary Clinical Skills Competencies

all veterinarians

Professional Competencies of Canadian Veterinarians: A Basis for Curriculum Development. DVM 2000. Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 1996, http://www.ovcnet.uoguelph.ca/Services/College/DVM/DVM2000/compet.html

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