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Council on Linkages Update - June 2014

Related Categories: Council on Linkages, Workforce Development

Topic: Council on Linkages, Workforce Development

Author: Kathleen Amos

Date: 6/6/2014


Council on Linkages Update
June 2014
Below is the Council on Linkages Update for June 2014. Please feel free to use all or part(s) of this update in your organization's newsletter or other communications.


Council on Linkages Launches Online Training Impact Resource 


To support the ongoing training of public health professionals, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has launched an online resource focused on enhancing public health training efforts. The Guide to Improving and Measuring the Impact of Training aims to help training institutions and programs, trainers, public health organizations, and sponsors of training navigate the training process. It includes strategies and methods for improving and evaluating training, as well as references to literature on training and evaluation of training. Strategies and methods were developed by the Council on Linkages' Training Impact Task Force. This online guide will continue to grow as new resources, such as examples and tools to help implement the strategies and methods described in the guide, are added. Visit the Council on Linkages website to explore the Guide to Improving and Measuring the Impact of Training, and contact Kathleen Amos at with any questions, feedback, or suggestions for additional resources. 


Future AHD Learning Community Activities to be Discussed at June Meeting 


Join the Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community for its next meeting on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 2-3 pm EDT to discuss AHD-related needs and priorities and future AHD Learning Community activities. Over the past few months, a needs assessment was conducted through the Learning Community to help identify activities, topics, and resources of interest to members and guide planning for the future. A preliminary summary of results of the needs assessment is available online. To share your suggestions for Learning Community activities, please complete the needs assessment at or join the conference call meeting on June 27th. Feedback received prior to the meeting will be added to the needs assessment results summary. An agenda and other materials for the meeting will be available on the meeting webpage in the coming weeks, and questions may be sent to Kathleen Amos at


Council on Linkages to Vote on Adoption of Revisions to the Core Competencies 


As the yearlong process to revise the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) nears completion, the Core Competencies Workgroup is preparing to present a final draft of revisions to the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) for a vote on adoption later this month. More than 1,000 comments from the public health community have guided the revision process, and revisions have focused on simplifying and clarifying the language of the Core Competencies and ensuring the concepts covered continue to reflect skills needed in an evolving public health environment. Additional information about the types of changes made during the revision process is available on the PHF Pulse blog, and the Council on Linkages is on schedule to release a revised version of the Core Competencies by the end of June. For questions, please contact Kathleen Amos at


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

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Council on Linkages Update - June 2014