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Council on Linkages Update - April 2013

Related Categories: Council on Linkages, Workforce Development

Topic: Council on Linkages, Workforce Development

Date: 4/30/2013



Council on Linkages Update - April 2013  

Below is the Council on Linkages Update for April 2013. Please feel free to use all or part(s) of this update in your organization's newsletter or other communications.



Share Your Feedback on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals


The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) is seeking input from the public health community on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). At its March meeting, the Council on Linkages committed to reviewing the Core Competencies to determine whether revisions are needed to keep pace with changes in the field of public health. Over the coming months, public health professionals will have numerous opportunities to provide feedback on the Core Competencies that will influence this decision. Comments are currently welcome through the Shape the Future of the Public Health Workforce with Your Comments on the Core Competencies post on the PHF Pulse blog or by email to Kathleen Amos at


Upcoming Webinars Explore Academic Health Departments


In May, the Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community will host two webinars introducing the AHD concept and the AHD Learning Community. The webinars are open to all public health professionals interested in exploring AHD partnerships and will highlight basic elements of AHDs, potential benefits of these partnerships, and activities of the AHD Learning Community. Both existing and prospective Learning Community members are welcome. 


Registration is now open for the webinars, which will be held on Friday, May 17th from 2-3:30 EDT and Thursday, May 23rd from 1-2:30 EDT. Please register for the time most convenient for you. Similar content will be covered during each webinar. For more information or to register, please visit AHD Learning Community Events or contact Kathleen Amos at  



Public Health Foundation Announces 2013 "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest Winners


The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, through its work in reinforcing the value of evidence-based programs in public health, helped to build the foundation for The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide). The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest, which aims to identify model practices for implementing the evidence-based strategies outlined in The Community Guide


The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) was awarded first place for their story, "Creating the Maricopa County Health Improvement Plan with Stakeholders and Evidence-Based Approaches." MCDPH implemented The Community Preventive Services Task Force findings and recommendations to develop a database of 800 itemized public health-related evidenced-based practices and also used The Community Guide to develop the Maricopa County Community Health Improvement Plan


This contest invited health departments, academic institutions, and others to submit success stories of their use of The Community Guide to build healthier communities. PHF is pleased to showcase their success stories and continue promoting The Community Guide. Visit PHF's website to learn more about the winners' success stories



Activities of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration.  


Questions and comments may be emailed to Council on Linkages Project Manager 

Kathleen Amos at  


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Council on Linkages Update - April 2013