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core public health competencies

Miquel Porta

Edited by John M. Last

in A Dictionary of Public Health

Second edition

Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191844386

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Such *core competencies encompass the individual skills desirable for the delivery of *essential public health services. They transcend the boundaries of the specific disciplines within public health. They are divided into the following eight domains: analytic assessment skills, basic public health sciences skills, cultural competency skills, communication skills, community dimensions of practice skills, financial planning and management skills, leadership and systems thinking skills, policy development/program planning skills. Intended levels of mastery, and therefore learning objectives for public health professionals within each competency, differ depending upon their backgrounds and job duties....

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Subjects: Medicine and Health ; Public Health and Epidemiology

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