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Competency-Based Workforce Development Plans


​Workforce development plans are key for ensuring a skilled workforce and are an essential component of Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation. Samples of workforce development plans based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are provided below to assist organizations in incorporating the Core Competencies into their own workforce development plans.


Workforce Development Plans


State Health Departments
Tribal Health Departments

Local Health Departments


Resources for Workforce Development Plan Development


The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice's Core Competencies Workgroup collects examples of workforce development plans that incorporate the Core Competencies. To add your organization's workforce development plan to this collection, please contact Kathleen Amos at


*Accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board


This resource was made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Cooperative Agreement Number NU38OT000211. The content of this resource is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsor.   ​​​​​


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