Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation
The Core Competencies describe foundational or crosscutting knowledge and skills for professionals working in public health. As the field changes, the Core Competencies are regularly reviewed and revised to ensure these competencies continue to reflect the reality of public health and meet the needs of the public health workforce. This revision process is heavily informed by input from the public health and population health community, and feedback heard during an initial open comment period
in late 2020-early 2021 is guiding proposed revisions.
Among other aspects, the feedback highlighted a number of content areas that could be expanded, reinforced, incorporated, or addressed in other ways to strengthen the Core Competencies and a desire to make the competency set easier to use. The preliminary draft aims to address this feedback and consists of two components:
- Anything you particularly like or dislike in the draft
- Whether the concepts being added to the Core Competencies capture needed knowledge and skills
- Whether the proposed structure would make it easier to use the Core Competencies
- Training, tools, or other resources that would help you use the Core Competencies
Feedback can be shared by:
Feedback shared will help to further refine the draft Core Competencies as the Council on Linkages moves toward a revised version of the competency set in the fall.
This draft is preliminary, and in addition to edits based on your feedback, edits are expected in the final version of the Core Competencies to round out the wording of competencies, adjust the order of individual competencies and examples, harmonize with other workforce development resources, and finalize the structure of the competency set.
Feedback is welcome through August 15, 2021. Share yours today and help shape the future of the public health workforce.
July 27, 2021 Update: The open comment period has been extended through August 15, 2021.