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Competencies for Providing Essential Public Health Services

Essential Service #1: Monitor health status to identify community health problems
Essential Service #2: Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
Essential Service #3: Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
Essential Service #4: Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
Essential Service #5: Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
Essential Service #6: Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
Essential Service #7: Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
Essential Service #8: Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
Essential Service #9: Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Essential Service #10: Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems

Essential Service #1:
Monitor health status to identify community health problems

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Selects and defines variables relevant to defined public health problems
  • Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources
  • Evaluates the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps in data sources
  • Applies ethical principles to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
  • Makes relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Obtains and interprets information regarding risks and benefits to the community
  • Applies data collection processes, information technology applications, and computer systems storage/retrieval strategies
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Advocates for public health programs and resources
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a community public health assessment

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance Prepares proposals for funding from external sources Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts Manages information systems for collection, retrieval, and use of data for decision-making

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)

Essential Service #2:
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Selects and defines variables relevant to defined public health problems
  • Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources
  • Evaluates the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps in data sources
  • Applies ethical principles to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
  • Partners with communities to attach meaning to collected quantitative and qualitative data
  • Makes relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Obtains and interprets information regarding risks and benefits to the community
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • States policy options and writes clear and concise policy statements
  • Articulates the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications of each policy option
  • States the feasibility and expected outcomes of each policy option
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action
  • Develops mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Accomplishes effective community engagements
  • Identifies community assets and available resources
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a community public health assessment

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Identifies and applies basic research methods used in public health
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts
  • Manages information systems for collection, retrieval, and use of data for decision-making

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)

Essential Service #3:
Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Obtains and interprets information regarding risks and benefits to the community
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • States policy options and writes clear and concise policy statements
  • Identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific programs
  • Articulates the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications of each policy option
  • States the feasibility and expected outcomes of each policy option Decides on the appropriate course of action

Communication Skills
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Advocates for public health programs and resources
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Identifies the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services
  • Develops and adapts approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)
  • Understands the importance of a diverse public health workforce (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Establishes and maintains linkages with key stakeholders
  • Collaborates with community partners to promote the health of the population
  • Identifies how public and private organizations operate within a community
  • Accomplishes effective community engagements

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts
  • Negotiates and develops contracts and other documents for the provision of population-based services

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Helps create key values and shared vision and uses these principles to guide action
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Facilitates collaboration with internal and external groups to ensure participation of key stakeholders
  • Uses the legal and political system to effect change

Essential Service #4:
Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Partners with communities to attach meaning to collected quantitative and qualitative data
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • States policy options and writes clear and concise policy statements
  • Identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific programs
  • Articulates the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications of each policy option
  • States the feasibility and expected outcomes of each policy option Decides on the appropriate course of action

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Advocates for public health programs and resources
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Identifies the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services
  • Develops and adapts approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)
  • Understands the importance of a diverse public health workforce (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Establishes and maintains linkages with key stakeholders
  • Utilizes leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships
  • Collaborates with community partners to promote the health of the population
  • Idenitifies how public and private organizations operate within a community
  • Accomplishes effective community engagements
  • Identifies community assets and available resources

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts
  • Negotiates and develops contracts and other documents for the provision of population-based services

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Helps create key values and shared vision and uses these principles to guide action
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Facilitates collaboration with internal and external groups to ensure participation of key stakeholders
  • Uses the legal and political system to effect change
  • Applies theory of organizational structures to professional practice

Essential Service #5:
Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • States policy options and writes clear and concise policy statements
  • Identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific programs
  • Articulates the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications of each policy option
  • States the feasibility and expected outcomes of each policy option
  • Utilizes current techniques in decision analysis and health planning
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action
  • Develops a plan to implement policy, including goals, outcome and process objectives, and implementation steps
  • Translates policy into organizational plans, structures, and programs
  • Prepares and implements emergency response plans
  • Develops mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Identifies the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services
  • Develops and adapts approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)
  • Understands the importance of a diverse public health workforce (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Establishes and maintains linkages with key stakeholders
  • Utilizes leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships
  • Collaborates with community partners to promote the health of the population
  • Identifies how public and private organizations operate within a community
  • Accomplishes effective community engagements
  • Describes the role of government in the delivery of community health services

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts
  • Negotiates and develops contracts and other documents for the provision of population-based services
  • Conducts cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost utility analyses

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Helps create key values and shared vision and uses these principles to guide action
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Facilitates collaboration with internal and external groups to ensure participation of key stakeholders
  • Contributes to development, implementation, and monitoring of organizational performance standards
  • Uses the legal and political system to effect change
  • Applies theory of organizational structures to professional practice

Essential Service #6:
Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Obtains and interprets information regarding risks and benefits to the community
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue Identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific programs
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills
  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)
  • Understands the importance of a diverse public health workforce (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Accomplishes effective community engagements
  • Describes the role of government in the delivery of community health services

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills
  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts
  • Negotiates and develops contracts and other documents for the provision of population-based services

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Contributes to development, implementation, and monitoring of organizational performance standards
  • Uses the legal and political system to effect change
  • Applies theory of organizational structures to professional practice

Essential Service #7:
Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Makes relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • States policy options and writes clear and concise policy statements
  • Articulates the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications of each policy option
  • States the feasibility and expected outcomes of each policy option
  • Utilizes current techniques in decision analysis and health planning
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action
  • Develops a plan to implement policy, including goals, outcome and process objectives, and implementation steps
  • Translates policy into organizational plans, structures, and programs
  • Prepares and implements emergency response plans
  • Develops mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Identifies the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services
  • Develops and adapts approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)
  • Understands the importance of a diverse public health workforce (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Establishes and maintains linkages with key stakeholders
  • Utilizes leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships
  • Collaborates with community partners to promote the health of the population
  • Identifies how public and private organizations operate within a community Accomplishes effective community engagements
  • Identifies community assets and available resources
  • Describes the role of government in the delivery of community health services

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Applies theory of organizational structures to professional practice

Essential Service #8:
Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • States policy options and writes clear and concise policy statements
  • Articulates the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications of each policy option
  • States the feasibility and expected outcomes of each policy option
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action
  • Develops a plan to implement policy, including goals, outcome and process objectives, and implementation steps
  • Translates policy into organizational plans, structures, and programs
  • Develops mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality

Communication Skills
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Advocates for public health programs and resources
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Develops and adapts approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)
  • Understands the importance of a diverse public health workforce (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Identifies how public and private organizations operate within a community

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

  • Identifies the individual's and organization's responsibilities within the context of the Essential Public Health Services and core functions
  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Understands the historical development, structure, and interaction of public health and health care systems
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries
  • Identifies and retrieves current relevant scientific evidence
  • Develops a lifelong commitment to rigorous critical thinking (attitude)

Financial Planning and Management Skills
  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Promotes team and organizational learning
  • Contributes to development, implementation, and monitoring of organizational performance standards
  • Applies theory of organizational structures to professional practice

Essential Service #9:
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources
  • Evaluates the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps in data sources
  • Applies ethical principles to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
  • Makes relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • Identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific programs
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action
  • Develops mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Advocates for public health programs and resources
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills
  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Identifies the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services
  • Develops and adapts approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)
  • Understands the importance of a diverse public health workforce (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a community public health assessment

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Understands the historical development, structure, and interaction of public health and health care systems
  • Identifies and applies basic research methods used in public health
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts
  • Conducts cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost utility analyses

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Facilitates collaboration with internal and external groups to ensure participation of key stakeholders
  • Contributes to development, implementation, and monitoring of organizational performance standards

Essential Service #10:
Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems

Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem
  • Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Selects and defines variables relevant to defined public health problems
  • Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources
  • Evaluates the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps in data sources
  • Applies ethical principles to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
  • Makes relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • Decides on the appropriate course of action

Communication Skills

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations
  • Advocates for public health programs and resources
  • Leads and participates in groups to address specific issues
  • Uses the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information
  • Effectively presents accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences
  • Listens to others in an unbiased manner, respects points of view of others, and promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives (attitude)

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
  • Identifies the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services
  • Develops and adapts approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Understands the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity (attitude)

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Identifies how public and private organizations operate within a community

Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
  • Understands the historical development, structure, and interaction of public health and health care systems
  • Identifies and applies basic research methods used in public health
  • Applies the basic public health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries
  • Identifies and retrieves current relevant scientific evidence
  • Identifies the limitations of research and the importance of observations and interrelationships

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Develops and presents a budget
  • Manages programs within budget constraints
  • Applies budget processes
  • Develops strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Monitors program performance
  • Prepares proposals for funding from external sources
  • Applies basic human relations skills to the management of organizations, motivation of personnel, and resolution of conflicts

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
  • Facilitates collaboration with internal and external groups to ensure participation of key stakeholders

 

 

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