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Modified Version of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Overview

Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies), a set of foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health, this modified version of the Core Competencies was developed to offer a simplified version of the Core Competencies for use in workforce development efforts. This version was created by grouping similar competency statements together into categories that capture the general intent of the statements, reducing the number of competencies in the competency set from approximately 90 in the full 2014 version of the Core Competencies to 54 in this modified version.

The modified version is based on Tier 2 of the 2014 Core Competencies, with competencies pulled from Tier 3 only when there is no equivalent competency at the Tier 2 level. The items in bold within each domain are the competencies that make up the modified version. Within each competency in the modified version, brief descriptions are included that illustrate the types of skills and knowledge represented by that competency. In addition, a crosswalk that illustrates how the items within this modified version relate to the full 2014 version of the Core Competencies has been developed and is available separately.

For more information about this resource, please contact Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org.



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