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Revising the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

​​​​​​Public health practice and academic organizations rely on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) to guide their workforce development efforts. To ensure that the Core Competencies stay current with developments in the field of public health and continue to meet the needs of the workforce, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) regularly reviews and revises the Core Competencies. The Council on Linkages initiated the current revision process on October 20, 2020 and anticipates releasing a revised version of the Core Competencies in October 2021.


Share Your Feedback on the Core Competencies
The Council on Linkages invites all members of the public health and population health community to share feedback to inform the revision of the Core Competencies. Whether you are using the Core Competencies or not, your input on the types of revisions to the Core Competencies that may be needed will help to ensure the Core Competencies continue to reflect the reality of public health and support and enhance organizational performance.


Feedback may be shared with the Council on Linkages by:

Any feedback is welcome, including feedback on:

  • Concepts/topics to add or remove
  • Competencies to add or remove
  • Domains to add or remove
  • Tiers to add or remove
  • How you are using the Core Competencies
  • What is working well as you use the Core Competencies
  • Barriers and challenges to using the Core Competencies
  • What would help you better use the Core Competencies
  • Changes you would NOT like to see
  • Any other suggestions for areas of improvement​

Core Competencies Workgroup
Want to get more engaged in the Core Competencies revision? The Core Competencies Workgroup guides work related to the Core Competencies and began meeting in November 2020 to support the revision process. New Workgroup members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, please contact Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org.


Want More?
Keep current and engaged with the latest updates throughout the Core Competencies revision process by subscribing to the Council on Linkages Update.


For questions about the revision process, please contact Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org.​​

 
Revising the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals