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Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals


The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice's Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) were designed for public health professionals at three different levels: Tier 1 (entry level), Tier 2 (supervisors and managers), and Tier 3 (senior managers and CEOs). The Core Competencies are a set of skills desirable for the broad practice of public health, reflecting the characteristics that staff of public health organizations may want to possess as they work to protect and promote health in the community (i.e., deliver the Essential Public Health Services).
The Core Competencies are designed to serve as a starting point for academic and practice organizations to understand, assess, and meet training and workforce needs. They are being used by hundreds of health departments and public health professionals across the country and abroad. Consider using the Core Competencies to assist with workforce development efforts in your organization today!


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