The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice has adopted the 2014 updated Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals after a yearlong review and revision process. The Core Competencies are a consensus set of skills for those in the field of public health. They can help with workforce development planning and action, improved performance, preparation for accreditation, and community health enhancement.
You’ll find the core competencies as well as resources and tools to help you use them on the Public Health Foundation’s Core Competencies web page. The tools include Competency-Based Job Descriptions, a Competency to Curriculum Toolkit, and examples of core competencies applications like the Workforce Competency Framework used by the LA County Department of Public Health.