To assist in defining the structure of and content for undergraduate public health education, an expert panel of the Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health Task Force defined the critical component elements for undergraduate baccalaureate degrees. The elements are suggested as guidance both for programs that prepare graduates to enter the workforce and/or for those that prepare graduates to pursue advanced studies in public health or other health professions. For more information, click here.
Developed between August 2004 and August 2006, the Master of Public Health (MPH) competencies target MPH students, regardless of specialization, upon graduation. This project was supported by CDC. For more information, click here.
Developed between February 2008 and August 2009, the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) competencies builds upon the success of the MPH project. These competencies target DrPH students, regardless of specialization, upon graduation. This project was supported by CDC. For more information, click here.
Supported by the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, ASPH built upon existing work in the field to provide a national framework for competency-based curricula and training and for performance benchmarks to measure public health preparedness and response. The project was in response to the 2006 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) and was completed in December 2010. For more information, click here.
ASPH developed a global health competency model aimed at providing a baseline overview of the knowledge, skills, and other attributes that are expected of masters-level students in global health programs. This project was completed in November 2011. For more information, click here.
ASPH established educational standards for undergraduate public health education. In Phase 1, ASPH gathered experts from public health and arts & sciences faculties to define what every undergraduate should be able to know and do to improve health and eliminate disparities in populations around the world. CDC provided support for Phase 1. For more information, click here.
At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ASPH engaged the appropriate experts to develop a proposed model of core competencies for a master's-level specialization in public health preparedness and response. This effort was supported by a Cooperative Agreement with the CDC, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (CDC PHPR). This project was completed in November 2011. For more information, click here.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and ASPH sponsored a Joint Expert Panel on Cultural Competence Education to develop a set of core cultural competencies appropriate for, though not limited to, medical and public health students. These competencies aim to help ensure the development and delivery of appropriate health care and population health services and for a growing diverse population that includes those currently medically underserved.
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|Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) |
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), spearheaded by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and consisting of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Dental Education Association, Association of Schools of Public Health, and the AAMC, jointly sponsored an expert panel to recommend core competencies that would prepare learners in the six professions for interprofessional collaborative practice. The panel delivered a report which was released on May 10, 2011. It can be viewed here.
Click here to see a companion report, Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation For Education and Clinical Practice, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. This report was the result of a conference held in February 2011 to preview the core competencies presented by IPEC, and to create action strategies that would use them to “transform health professional education and health care delivery in the United States.”
See here for a press release regarding the May 10 event where both reports were released.