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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Appendix F
A Collection of Competency Sets

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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COMPETENCIES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS: A COLLECTION OF COMPETENCY SETS OF PUBLIC HEALTH-RELATED OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

This table of competency sets of public health-related occupations and professions was produced by the Office of Workforce Policy and Planning (OWPP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (www.phppo.cdc.gov/workforce) for the Competencies and Curriculum Workgroup of the Public Health Workforce Development Progress Workshop (June 18–19, 2001) and revised for the Public Health Workforce Development Annual Meeting (September 12–13, 2001).

This expansive table of known competency sets is intended to be a resource document for persons interested in public health workforce development and includes on-line sources for all documents listed. The competency sets listed can be used as an aid to curricula developers and instructional designers in planning training programs for the Nation’s public health workers. These sets provide relevant examples of competency statements from occupations and professions that share in the work of public health. Used as a starting point, this list may help avoid duplication of efforts and build on the existing efforts among the many public health training centers across the U.S.

The competency sets are differentiated into the following categories:

  • Core—Basic Public Health (addresses the essential services of public health)

  • New Topical Areas (emergency response, genomics, law)

  • Functional Areas (leadership, management, supervisory, secretarial)

  • Discipline Specific (professional, technical, entry-level, student)

  • Other Topical Areas (MCH, STD, etc.).

The competencies listed are those known at the time of printing. The comprehensive search for related public health worker competencies included numerous global and site-specific web searches, list-serv queries, and personal contacts. Since the field of workforce development is evolving, many competency sets—be they produced by government, academic institutions, public health and professional organizations—are in development. Therefore, this list may not contain all available competency sets. Inclusion of any competency set in the table does not imply Office of Workforce Policy and Planning endorsement.

Please notify Kimberly Geissman, KGeissman@cdc.gov, OWPP/CDC of major omissions, corrections, and additions.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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A Collection of Competency Sets of Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions

Updated for the Public Health Workforce Development Annual Meeting, September 12–13, 2001, Athens, GA

Known Competency Sets

Worker Level1

Status and Where to Find Them

Core—Basic Public Health

Competencies for Providing Essential Public Health Services, 1997

professional

The Public Health Workforce: An Agenda for the 21st Century, Public Health Functions Project, ODPHP,DHHS http://www.health.gov/phfunctions/pubhlth.pdf essential services www.apha.org/ppp/science/10ES.htm

Council on Linkages: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals 2001 Competencies for Providing Public Health Services, 1998

front-line, senior professional, supervisor, manager medical student

Public Health Foundation (PHF), http://www.trainingfinder.org/competencies/list.htm

C.W. Keck, “Core Competencies for the Synergistic Practice of Medicine & Public Health” Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation Conference, 1998 http://www.josiahmacyfoundation.org/jmacy1.html

Principles of Public Health course, 2001

Public Health 101 course, 2000

leader, professional, technical professional

Based on Healthy People 2010, Missouri Public Health Training Network http://www.health.state.mo.us/series/

Based on Bernard Turnock’s text Public Health: What It Is and How It Works, 2000, Illinois Center for Public Health Preparedness http://www.aspenpublishers.com/books/turnock/overview.html

Core competencies for MPH Students, 1998

MPH student

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Master of Public Health http://distance.jhsph.edu/mph/why/core_competencies.html

Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior & Health Education

MPH student

University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education http://www.sph.umich.edu/hbhe/programs/mph.html

Document in development, 2001

MPH student

Deans of the Schools of Public Health, universal SPH competencies being drafted, contact Liz Weist http://www.asph.org/aa_document.cfm/5/5/172

New Topical Areas

Emergency Response

Core Public Health Worker Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Response, April 2001

leader, administrator, professional, technical, support

Center for Health Policy, Columbia University School of Nursing http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/nursing/institute-centers/chphsr/COMPETENCIES.pdf

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Fire & Emergency Services Competency Module

technical

Industry-Specific Competency Modules, KnowledgePoint http://www.knowledgepoint.com/products/firecomp.html

Genomics

Genomics Competencies for the Public Health Workforce, May 2001

administrator, professional,* all workers (technical, support)

Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention and Public Health Practice Program Office, CDC http://www.cdc.gov/genetics/training/competencies/ *(clinicians, educators, environmental workers, epidemiologists, laboratorians),

Competencies in Public Health Genetics, June 1999

MPH, MS, PhD student

“Public Health Genetics In the Content of Law, Ethics and Policy” Program, Institute for Public Health Genetics, Public Health Genetics Training Collaboration (CDC, HRSA funded) http://depts.washington.edu/phgen/DegreeTracks/competencies.html

Core Competencies in Genetics Essential for All Health Care Professionals, February 2000

all health care professional, student

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG), (RWJ, DOE funded) http://www.nchpeg.org/news-box/corecompetencies000.html

Medical School Core Curriculum in Genetics, 1995

medical student

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) http://www.ashg.org/genetics/ashg/policy/rep-01.htm

Law

Core Legal Competencies for Public Health Practitioners, June 2001

health official, governance boards, front-line, senior-level professional, supervisor, manager

Center for Law and Public’s Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities (with CDC, PHF) http://www.publichealthlaw.net/Training/Methods.htm

Functional Areas

Leadership

Public Health Leadership Competency Framework, August 2000

health director, health officer

Public Health Leadership Network (PHLN), CDC http://www.slu.edu/organizations/nln/competency_framework.html Wright, K. Rowitz, L., Merkle, A., et al. “Competency Development in Public Health”, American Journal of Public Health, August 2000, vol 90, no 8.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 2000

leader, project manager

Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI), CDC http://www.phls.org Guide found at Project Management Institute http://www.pmi.org/publictn/pmboktoc.htm

Leadership Competencies for Assistant Deputy Ministers and Senior Executives

senior manager

The Learning Centre, Public Service Commission of Canada http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/aexdp/leaders_e.htm

Leadership Development Competencies: The Leadership Challenge

leader

Exploring Inspired Leadership, The Banff Center http://www.banffmanagement.com

Management

Core Competencies for Supervisors, Managers, and Executives, 2000

director, executive, team leader, program manager, supervisor

School of Public Health Leadership & Management Development, CDC Corporate University; Vicki Johnson, HRMO, VJohnson1@cdc.gov http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/masdevpl.htm

Supervisors’ and Managers’ Critical Elements, October 1999

supervisor, manager

Headquarters Performance Management System, DOE http://www.hr.doe.gov/hqpms/supstan.htm

Management Academy for Public Health Competencies, March 1999

public & private sector manager

Management Academy for Public Health (MAPH), North Carolina Institute for Public Health (CDC, HRSA, Kellogg, RWJ funded); http://www.maph.unc.eduStephenOrtonsorton@email.unc.edu

Competency Profile: Public Service Managers

middle-managers

The Learning Centre, Profile for Leaders and Managers, Public Service Commission, Canada http://learnet.gc.ca/eng/comcentr/manage/profile/auto.htm

Public Health Prevention Service Competency Set, September 1997 Competencies for Professional Development: Managing in the Middle, 1998

MS-prepared entry-level manager mid-level manager

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) Fellowship, CDC (to be updated fall 2001) http://www.cdc.gov/epo/dapht/rfa.htm#perform Exploring Inspired Leadership, The Banff Center http://www.banffmanagement.com

Secretary– Support

Competencies for Secretary and Office Automation Clerk (GS-318, GS-326), 2000

secretary, office automation clerk

School of Public Health Business Management, CDC Corporate University; Jessi Stevens, HRMO JStevens@cdc.gov http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/crses.htm

Sample Elements and Tasks for Secretary

secretary

Headquarters Performance Management System, DOE http://www.hr.doe.gov/hqpms.secy.htm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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National Competency Standards – Public Administration, Competency Based Assessment and Training Handbook, 1999

mid-level administrator, clerical

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, Australia’s Northern Territory Government http://www.nt.gov.au/ocpe/documents/people-development/comp-standards

CASAS Competency List

basic life skills

Secretary’s’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, DOL http://www.casas.org/01AboutCasas/01Competencies.html

High School Student Competencies and Indicators

high school graduate

National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC), Academic Innovations http://www.academicinnovations.com/noicc.html

Discipline Specific

Epidemiology

Health Science and Epidemiology Competencies, 2001

professional

School of Public Health Science and Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Charlotte Wilson, HRMO CWilson@cdc.gov

Core Activities for Learning (CALS)

doctoral-level

Epidemic

Intelligence Officer

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), CDC Jim Alexander, EPO/DAPHT JAlexander1@cdc.gov

Evaluation of EIS Competency Domains: Epidemiologic Process, Communication, and Professionalism, 2001

doctoral-level

Epidemic

Intelligence Officer

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), CDC Jim Alexander, EPO/DAPHT JAlexander1@cdc.gov

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Fellowship Competency Guidelines

professional

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) with CDC http://www.cste.org/MCHcompetencies.pdf

Infection Control and Epidemiology: Professional and Practice Standards, 1998

professional

Association for Practitioners in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) and Community and Hospital Infection Control Association, Canada (CHICA) http://www.apic.org/pdf/pracstnd.pdf

Informatics

Public Health Informatics Competencies, 2001

professional

CDC, draft in development; Patrick O’Carroll, PHPPO POCarroll@cdc.gov

Information Resources Management Competencies, 2001

professional, technical

School of Public Health Information Resources Management, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Tonya Henderson, HRMO TSHenderson@cdc.gov

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Math and Statistical Competencies, 2001

professional, technical

School of Public Health Science & Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Charlotte Wilson, HRMO CWilson@cdc.gov

Recommendations of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) on Education in Health and Medical Informatics, October 2000

physician, nurse, pharmacist, manager, record administrator, teacher, student

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Health and Medical Informatics Education Workgroup http://www.amia.org/ updated: introductory, intermediate, advanced levels, found at International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~d16/rec.htm

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and RHIT (technician) Examination Content: Domains, Subdomains and Tasks

administrator, technical

American Healthcare through Quality Information (AMIMA) http://www.ahima.org/certification/exam.html

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Coding Competencies

coder

American Healthcare through Quality Information (AMIMA) http://www.ahima.org/certification/exam.html

Medical School Objectives Project: Medical Informatics Objectives, August 2000

MD student

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), School Objectives Project http://www.aamc.org/meded/msop/informat.htm

On-line Technology Competencies

undergraduate student

College of Education and Applied Professions, Western Carolina University http://www.ceap.wcu.edu/Martin/Compdef.htm

Student Technology Competency Matrix

high school graduate

Millbury Public Schools http://millbury.k12.ma.us/~hs/school/techplan/studentmatrix4.3B.html

Environment

Environmental Health Competency Project: Recommendations for Core Competencies for Local Environmental Health Practitioners, May 2001

front-line, local-level professional

American Public Health Association (APHA) and National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH/CDC) with NEHA, NACCHO, ASTHO, FCA, AAS, NALBOH, final draft in clearance June 1, report due August 2001. Patrick Bohan, NCEH PBohan@cdc.gov http://www.apha.org/ppp/ehproject.htm

Environmental Health Competencies: Core Competencies for the Effective Practice of Environmental Health

professional

Funding Opportunity, Association of School of Public Health (ASPH), Developing Communities of Excellence in Environmental Health http://www.asph.org/fac_document.cfm/69/69/5968

Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian Examination

entry-level professional

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), exam content outline; Ryan Rudolph rrudolph@neha.org http://www.neha.org

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Engineering

Sample Elements and Tasks for Engineer, October 1999

professional

Headquarters Performance Management System, DOE http://www.hr.doe.gov/hqpms/engineer.htm

Health Education

Responsibilities & Competencies for Health Educators, 1997

professional

Nat’l Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), endorsed by Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American Association for Health Education (AAHE), Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education (ASTDHPPHE) update due August 2001, http://www.nchec.org/competencies.htm

Core Competencies/ “The Extension Educator”

professional

Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and Communication Systems (ANRECS), Michigan State University, staff professional development http://www.anrecs.msu.edu/extension/profdev/10areas.htm

Communications

Public Health Education and Communication Competencies, August 2000

manager, public relations specialist, visual information specialist, technical writer, editor, audio-video technician

School of Public Health Education and Communication, CDC Corporate University; Christopher Stallard HRMO http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/masdev2.htm

Library and Information Science

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, January 2000

undergraduate student

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association (ALA), http://www.ala.org/acrl/ilcomstan.html

Competencies for Special Librarians of the 21st Century, 1998

entry-level professional

Special Libraries Association (SLA), supported by Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and Medical Library Association (MLA) http://www.sla.org/content/memberservice/researchforum/lisprograms/lisps.cfm

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Students’ Information Literacy Needs in the 21st Century: Competencies for Teacher-Librarians

teacher-librarian, high school student

Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada (ATLC) http://www.atlc.ca/Publications/competen.htm

Knowledge and Skills for Entry-Level

entry-level technical

American Library Association (ALA), Association for Library Collections & Technical Service (ALCTS), Committee on Education, Training and Recruitment for Cataloging http://www.uky.edu/~lhjeng00/cetrccmp.htm

Human Resources

Human Resource Competencies for the Year 2000: A Professionals’ Toolkit for Professional Development

professional

Northeast Human Resources Association, (NEHRA), www.nehra.com/about.php3 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) book, profiles of 31 competencies http://shrm.org/competencies/home.htm

Human Resources Management Competencies, 2001

leader, manager, professional

School of Public Health Business Management, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Jessi Stevens, HRMO JStevens@cdc.gov

Directory of Competencies for the Human Resources Community in the Public Service of Canada, October 1998

professional

The Learning Centre, Public Service Commission, Canada http://learnet.gc.ca/eng/lrncentr/index.htm

Human Resource Competency Model

manager

International Personnel Management Association (IPMA), 22 competencies http://ipma-hr.org/public/training_template.cfm?ID=12

Laboratory

Body of Knowledge

laboratorian, specialist, phlebotomist, technician

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), book, competencies for CLS and CLT regardless of setting, http://www.ascls.org/index.htm

Nutrition – Dietetics

Core Competencies for the Supervised Practice Component of Entry-Level Dietician (Technician) Programs, 1997

dietitian student, dietetic technician student

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, “Accreditation Manual for Dietetics Education Programs, Revised 4th Edition,” Catalog #6107 http://www.eatright.org/cade/standards.html

Standards of Professional Practice for Dietetics Professionals

dietitian

American Dietetics Association (ADA) http://www.eatright.org/qm/standardslist.html

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Physical Activity

Athletic Training Clinical Proficiencies, 1999

entry-level professional, student

National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) http://www.nata.org, clinical focus

“Athletic Training Educational Competencies” http://www.cewl.com/

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness, course

teacher, director, student

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) http://www.aahperd.org curriculum book http://americanfitness.net/Physical_Best/

Standards of Competence, August 2000

therapist

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy http://www.fsbpt.org/news.htm

Medicine

Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) Competency Matrix, 2000–2001

MD-trained, Preventive Medicine Resident

Preventive Medicine Residency Program (PMR), CDC Jim Lando, EPO/DAPHT JLando@cdc.gov

Core Competencies and Performance Indicators for Preventive Medicine Residents, 1999

MD-trained, Preventive Medicine Resident

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) with HRSA http://www.acpm.org/corecomp.htm

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Competencies, January 1998

physician administrator, generalist, specialist

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) http://www.acoem.org/paprguid/guides/comp.htm

An Inventory of Knowledge and Skills Relating to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1989

MD student

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM) http://www.atpm.org/library/inventory/inventory1.htm

Competencies at the Terre Haute Center for Medical Education: Competency Definitions

MA-MD student

Terre Haute Center for Medical Education, Indiana University School of Medicine http://web.indstate.edu/thcme/duong/Competency/Definitions.html

Nursing

Public Health Nursing Practice for the 21st Century, 2001

professional

Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Nursing and University of Minnesota, School of Nursing (HRSA-funded) draft tool for assessment, undergoing validation by the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing (ASTDN) and Association of Community Health Nurse Educator (ACHNE); Derryl Block dblock@d.umn.edu

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse, 2000

registered nurse, student

Australian Nursing Council, Inc. (ANCI) http://www.anci.org.au/competencystandards.htm

Delivery of Occupational and Environmental Health Services, May 1998

nurse professional

American Association of Occupational Health Nursing (AAOHN) http://www.aaohn.org/servicedelivery_position.htm

Dentistry

Competency Statements for Dental Public Health, September 1997

professional

American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) http://www.pitt.edu/~aaphd/dph.competency.html

Pharmacy

Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice: Content Guide, 1997

professional

“Certified Geriatric Pharmacist: A Bridge to Enhanced Respect, Expanded Responsibility— and More” by David K. Buerger http://www.ascp.com/public/pubs/tcp/1997/jun/gerpharm.html

Competency Statements: Disease State Management (DSM) Examinations

professional

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) http://www.nabp.net/

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral & Social Science Competencies, draft 2001

professional

School of Public Health Science and Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Charlotte Wilson, HRMO CWilson@cdc.gov

Description of the Doctoral Program: Educational Objectives

PhD students

School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, learning objectives http://www.sowo.unc.edu/doctoral/description/index.html

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, December 1992

professional

American Psychological Association (APA), “General Principles” http://www.apa.org/ethics/code.html

Biological Science

Biological Science Competencies, draft 2001

professional

School of Public Health Science and Research, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated;

Charlotte Wilson, HRMO CWilson@cdc.gov

Public Health Advisor Series

Competencies for Public Health Advisors (GS-685), 2001

professional

School of Public Health Administration, CDC Corporate University, intranet assessment of 1) foundation competencies and 2) occupational competencies; Ronald Lake, HRMO RLake@cdc.gov

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Program Analysis/Evaluation

Competencies for Public Health Analyst (GS-685), 2001

professional

School of Public Health Administration, CDC Corporate University, draft to be validated; Ronald Lake, HRMO RLake@cdc.gov http://intranet.cdc.gov/hrmo/analyst.htm

Career Development: Core Competencies (Evaluation and Inspections), December 1999

manager, program analyst, team leader, administrator, technical support, secretary

Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), http://www.hhs.gov/oig/oei/evaluator/evaluator.html

Policy Analysis

Generic Policy Analyst Draft Competency Profile

professional

The Learning Centre, Public Service Commission, Canada http://learnet.gc.ca/eng/lrncentr/index.htm

Economics

Nebraska Standards in Business Education Essential Leanings: Focus on Economics

student, public

EcEd Economics Education Web competencies and learning objectives http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/standards/home.htm

National and State Content Standards in Economics

student, public

EconomicsAmerica, National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), 20 standards, learning objectives and performance benchmarks http://www.economicsamerica.org

Finance

Core Competency Framework for Entry into the Accounting

entry-level professional

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) http://www.aicpa.org/edu/func.htm

Profession: Functional Competencies Competency Model for the New Finance Professional

professional, technical, support

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) tool being piloted http://www.cpatoolbox.org

Core Competencies (future of the CPA profession), 2001

professional, technical

Vision Project Team and State Societies, CPA Vision Project: 2001 and Beyond http://www.cpavision.org

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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Other Topical Areas

Community-based Health

Community Health Scholars Program: Goal and Competencies, June 1999

post-doctoral student

Community-Based Public Health (CBPH), University of Michigan School of Public Health, Kellogg sponsored, program competencies http://www.sph.umich.edu/chsp/goal.html

MCH

Maternal and Child Health Competencies, February 2001

professional

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) http://www.atmch.org/mchcomps.pdf

Cultural/Diversity

The Provision of Culturally Competent Health Care

leader, professional, technical, support

Amy V. Blue, PhD., Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Evaluation, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine http://www.musc.edu/deansclerkship/rccultur.html

Bridge to Wellness: Cultural Competency

clinician

Evelyn Lee, EdD, Executive Director of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS) http://www.serve.com/Wellness/culture.html

STD/HIV

Program Operations Guidelines for STD Prevention: Training and Professional Developments

clinician, disease investigator, HIV counseling

Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC; Frankie Barnes, NCHSTP/DSTD FBarnes@cdc.gov http://www.cdc.gov/std/program/training.pdf

1Categories: Leader, Professional, Technical, Support. The Public Health Work Force Enumeration 2000, National Center for Health Workforce Information and Analysis, HRSA, DHHS. (Order document at http://www.ask.hrsa.gov/detail.cfm?id=BHP00079, download at http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/nursing/chphsr/enum2000.pdf.)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: A Collection of Competency Sets." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10542.
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