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APHA's Environmental Health Competency Guidelines Project

October 5, 2010

 

Well run environmental health and protection programs at the local and state levels are central to preventing the occurrence and spread of disease. In fact, these programs are a crucial front-line defense in our public health system and require a highly qualified workforce with formal training in environmental...

 

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Core Public Health Worker Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Response

October 5, 2010

 

The Core Public Health Worker Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Response were developed by the Center for Health Policy at the Columbia University School of Nursing in 2001. They were designed for public health workers who work in emergency preparedness.

 

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Quad Council Public Health Nursing Competencies

October 5, 2010

 

In 2011, the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations updated its Core Competencies for Public Health Nurses (CCPHN) to align with the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice’s revised Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). The CCPHN...

 

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Public health competencies webcast by Kathy Miner

October 4, 2010

 

This presentation, given in February 2008 to the Core Competencies Workgroup by Kathy Miner, PhD of Emory Rollins School of Public Health, contains tips and guidelines about how to correctly develop competencies.

 

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Local Health Department Interviews: On Using the Public Health Competencies

October 4, 2010

 

Using data gathered by the National Association of County and City Health Officials, in 2007, several local health departments (in California, Georgia, Idaho, and Texas) that reported using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals were contacted and interviewed about their experiences....

 

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Core Competencies Background Paper

October 4, 2010

 

The "Core Competencies Background Paper" (last updated in Spring 2010) outlines the competency revision process and current activities of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice Core Competencies Workgroup. It also provides information about how the Core Competencies for...

 

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Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets of Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions

September 23, 2010

 

​Compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2001, this large collection of competencies sets will help you find discipline-specific competencies sets for numerous public health-related occupations and professions.

 

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Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center Competency Framework

September 21, 2010

 

​The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center (IPHPC) comprises of core and cross-cutting focal competencies, as well as bioterrorism and emergency readiness competencies. The competencies in this framework are consistent with the national competency formulations advanced by the Council on Linkages...

 

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Management Self Assessment for Health Department Staff

September 21, 2010

 

​A state health department developed this tool to assess the skills and competencies of its managers.

 

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Guidelines for Assigning Competencies and Skill Levels to Courses

September 21, 2010

 

The TRAIN Course Provider Reference Guide (last updated in 2013) has information that can assist course providers with assigning the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, as well as Bioterrorism and Emergency Readiness Competencies to courses. The guide also shows course providers how to...

 

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