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New Tool Available for Determining Essential Core Competencies for Public Health Jobs

Friday, June 30, 2017  
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New Tool Available for Determining Essential Core Competencies for Public Health Jobs

Working to identify competencies for job descriptions or other workforce development activities? A new tool based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) is now available to help public health organizations identify high-priority competencies for positions within their organizations. The Core Competencies describe foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health, and for any given job, the critical competencies within the Core Competencies will vary depending on the responsibilities and activities of individuals in that position. This tool introduces a simplified form of the Core Competencies and a process for prioritizing competencies for job descriptions, and includes worksheets and other resources for putting that process into practice. Additional information about the tool can also be found in the archive of a recent webinar that described the tool and featured a presentation from Denver Public Health, sharing how they have used this process to identify essential Core Competencies for their organization and built upon this work to strengthen important skills within their workforce. For more information or assistance with this tool, please contact Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org.