Profession & Science of Public Health
- Explain public health history, philosophy and values.
- Identify the core functions of public health and the 10 Essential Services.
- Explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population's health.
- List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program.
- Discuss the science of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in population health, including health promotion, screening, etc.
- Explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge.
Factors Related to Human Health
- Explain effects of environmental factors on a population's health.
- Explain biological and genetic factors that affect a population's health.
- Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population's health.
- Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities.
- Explain how globalization affects global burdens of disease.
- Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health (e.g. One Health).
Evidence-based Approaches Public Health
- Apply epidemiological methods to settings and situations in public health practice.
- Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate.
- Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice.
Public Health & Health Care Systems
- Compare the organization, structure and function of healthcare, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings.
- Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels.
Planning & Management to Promote Health
- Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health.
- Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs.
- Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention.
- Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management.
- Select methods to evaluate public health programs.
Policy in Public Health
- Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence.
- Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes.
- Advocate for political, social, or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations.
- Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity.
- Apply leadership and/or management principles to address a relevant issue. .
- Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges.
- Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors.
- Communicate audience-appropriate (i.e. non-academic, non-peer audience) public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation.
- Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content.
- Integrate perspectives from other sectors and/or professions to promote and advance population health.
- Apply a systems thinking tool to visually represent a public health issue in a format other than standard narrative.
Concentration Competencies - Global Health
- Evaluate the nutritional health needs of diverse populations at the national and international level.
- Compare and contrast public health programs, interventions, and policies that address the key determinants of health and disease for diverse communities throughout the world.
- Assess the management of infectious disease among diverse populations at the regional and global levels.
- Promote active community engagement in improving health outcomes in various societies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of multicultural customs when designing, implementing, and evaluating public health programs and policies.
Concentration Competencies - Public Health Leadership
- Evaluate how individuals, teams, communities, and international organizations provide leadership related to the health of diverse populations.
- Assess the implementation, administering, and monitoring of existing health-focused programs, interventions, or policies for communities.
- Analyze leadership skills and systems thinking frameworks for tackling public health challenges in diverse communities.
- Compare and contrast various methods for serving as a leader in the community through whom diverse populations can be linked to needed public health resources.
- Analyze public health messages created using various communication approaches, methods, and tactics for use with diversified populations..