CORE COMPETENCY DOMAINS FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals 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.
Evidence-Based Public Health training addresses most of the skill areas detailed in three of the eight Core Competency domains (shown below):
The figure below details the crosswalk between Core Competency skills and EBPH training objectives in these three areas. Additionally, Cultural Competency Skills are partially addressed, and the provision of EBPH training as a professional development training partially fulfills 4 of the 9 Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills. The current format of the EBPH training does not directly address skills in three domains: Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, and Financial Planning and Management Skills. However, the training can be modified to incorporate additional competencies.