About the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
The Council on Linkages is now in the process of reviewing and revising the Core Competencies and is seeking feedback on the Core Competencies from the public health community. Visit the Core Competencies review and revision process webpage for more information or to provide feedback.
The Core Competencies can serve as a starting point for public health practice and academic organizations as they create workforce development plans, identify training and workforce needs, prepare for accreditation, and more.
Public health professionals are using the Core Competencies
in a variety of settings, including the federal government, state and local health departments, and academic institutions. The Core Competencies provide the framework for several sets of discipline-specific competencies and have been incorporated into three Healthy People 2020 objectives and the Public Health Accreditation Board Standards and Measures.
The Core Competencies Workgroup is developing tools to assist public health professionals in using the Core Competencies. Tools and other resources are accessible through the Core Competencies Tools webpage
For more information about the Core Competencies, please contact Kathleen Amos at email@example.com