2018 Public Health Institute Competencies/Domains

The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages), the Core Competencies reflect foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health.

The Public Health Institute offers courses in the following domains. Courses will be listed under each domain once the schedule is finalized.

Public Health Policy & Systems Development Domain
(Policy Development/Program Planning Skills – Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills)

  • Applied Critical Thinking in the Workforce
  • Food Safety and Defense in the Context of Global Food Security
  • Global Food Systems: Flour & Milling
  • Global Food Systems: Urban Agriculture
  • Global Public Health Systems in Developing Countries
  • Globalization and Health
  • Matchmaking in Public Health: Intentional Integration Across Research, Clinical Practice, Community, and Policy to Promote Health Equity
  • Parental Incarceration and Child Welfare
  • Public Health and Justice
  • Public Health Law

Community Intervention Domain
(Community Dimensions of Practice Skills – Cultural Competency Skills)

  • Apps, Maps and Google: Using Technology-based Tools to Advance Public Health Research & Practice
  • Child Welfare as a Public Health Issue
  • Community Engagement: Skills in Relationship Building
  • Planning for Urgent Threats
  • Refugee Health: Trauma, Stress and Coping
  • The Petting Zoo Problem: Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks Associated with Animal Contact at Public Health Venues – Occurrence, Prevention and Challenges
  • What’s Cooking? An Exploration of Food, Culture and Health in America Today

Assessment and Basic Sciences Domain
(Analytic/Assessment Skills – Basic Public Health Science Skills)

  • Antibiotic Resistance, Use and Stewardship: Theory to Practice
  • Biostatistical Methods in Translational and Clinical Research
  • Bites, Mites and Plights: Applied Epidemiology of Zoonotic and Vectorborne Diseases
  • Born a Girl: Global Women’s Health
  • Evidence-informed Clinical Decision Making: Interpreting the Evidence to Assist Individual
  • Healthcare Decisions
  • Exploring and Visualizing Data in R
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Risk-based Tools in Animal Health and Food Safety
  • Surveillance of Foodborne Pathogens in Humans
  • Surveillance of Zoonotic Pathogens in Animals

Program Management and Communication Domain
(Financial Planning and Management Skills – Communication Skills)

  • Community Engagement: Skills in Relationship Building
  • Evidence-informed Clinical Decision Making: Interpreting the Evidence to Assist Individual
  • Healthcare Decisions
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Public Health
  • Motivational Interviewing: Strategies to Effect Behavioral Change
  • Principles of Risk Communication
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