Master's-Level Public Health Preparedness and Response Model Version 1.1 Released
ASPH is pleased to release the Master’s-Level Public Health Preparedness and Response Model Version 1.1. This model is designed for use by graduate level programs to enhance students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in the field of public health preparedness and response. It is anticipated that both faculty and students in public health preparedness and response programs will find value in this competency model.
Version 1.1 is available here for your review and use. Information about the model can be found below and in the Frequently Asked Questions document linked from the right side of the page.
Download the Word document of the model here.
Project BackgroundAt 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 has been supported by a Cooperative Agreement with the CDC, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (CDC OPHPR).
This project aimed to fulfill a mandate in the 2006 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Section 304(d)(3) to "establish core curricula based on established competencies leading to a 4-year bachelor's degree, a graduate degree, a combined bachelor and master's degree, or a certificate program.” The chair, Dr. Donna Richter (South Carolina), and the Leadership Group guided the project for completion in the fall of 2011.
To learn more about the ASPH member schools that offer preparedness-related masters-level specialty degrees, credit-bearing and non credit-bearing certificates, please click here.
The goal of this competency model is to prepare potential employees for the public health preparedness and response workforce.
The model is designed to add an additional layer of competencies to the existing MPH Core Competency Model. The MPH Core Competency Model represents the foundation and skills needed by all MPH graduates, while the Master’s-Level Preparedness and Response Competency Model indicates the additional abilities required for students specializing in public health preparedness.
Public health students pursuing a master’s level specialization or graduate certificate in emergency preparedness and response.
||Disseminate Model Version 1.0.|
||Released final model to the public.|
||Revised Draft Competency Model Version 1.0 based on feedback from the public.|
||Disseminated Draft Competency Model Version 1.0 for public vetting.|
||Completed Draft Competency Model Version 1.0.|
||Made changes to competencies and domains based on feedback from LG conference call.|
|May 31, 2011
||Convened Leadership Group by phone to review and comment on Round 3 feedback for draft competencies. Click here to view the minutes.|
||Refined competenicies based on comments from ASPH member schools and partners.|
||Presented draft specialized masters-level preparedness and response competencies to ASPH member schools and partner programs and tracked comments for use in refining the model.|
|March 31, 2011
||Hosted in-person Leadership Group meeting to review and comment upon draft masters-level preparedness and response competencies to refine the model. Click here for minutes.|
||Leadership Group completed Round 2 Delphi Survey.|
|March 3, 2011
||Leadership Group reviewed and discussed Round 1 Delphi Survey results. Click here for minutes.|
|February 14-15, 2011
||Dr. Richter, chair, presented elements of the model at the 2011 Southeast Regional Center of Excellence for Emerging Infections & Biodefense/Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response/Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats: Academic Consortia meeting. Click here to view the agenda and click here to view the presentation.|
||Leadership Group completed Round 1 Delphi Survey.|
||Developed draft listing of specialized masters-level preparedness and response competencies.|
|November 7, 2010
||Presented updates at ASPH annual meeting at Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, CO.|
|September 29-30, 2010
||Hosted in-person Leadership Group meeting to identify project tenets, specify a process for developing the model, and discuss a preliminary structure for framing the model. Click here for minutes.|
||Collected preliminary data on existing competencies and learning objectives in ASPH-member preparedness programs and certificates.|
|August 4, 2010
||Oriented Leadership Group members to project objectives and draft plan. Click here for minutes.|
||Established Leadership Group.|
For more information about the Master's Level Public Health Preparedness and Response Competency Model, please contact Rachel Eisenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated on November 8, 2011