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2021 Revision of 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 most recent review and revision of the Core Competencies began in October 2020 and concluded with adoption of the 2021 version of the Core Competencies​ on October 21, 2021.


To learn more about the revision process:

​Feedback on the Core Competencies

Revision of the Core Competencies is heavily informed by feedback from the public health and population health community. Feedback was received over the past year and used to draft revisions to the Core Competencies. 

Initial feedback to inform the revision of the Core Competencies was received from October 2020-March 2021 and focused on the types of revisions to the Core Competencies that may be needed to help to ensure the Core Competencies continue to reflect the reality of public health and support and enhance organizational performance. View the notes from virtual town hall meetings to learn more about the feedback shared:
Additional feedback was received from June-August 2021 and focused on the preliminary draft of the Core Competencies released in June 2021. View the notes from virtual town hall meetings to learn more about the feedback shared: 

Core Competencies Workgroup
Want to get more engaged with the Core Competencies? The Core Competencies Workgroup guides work related to the Core Competencies, and new Workgroup members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, please contact Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org.


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Keep current and engaged with the latest updates on the Core Competencies by subscribing to the Council on Linkages Update.


To share questions or comments​, please contact Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org.

 
2021 Revision of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals