Cluster 1: Advocacy, Leadership, and Community Engagement

Domains

Definitions

Benchmark  Competency

Knowledge/Comprehension

Milestone Competency

Apply/Analyze

Capstone  Competency

Evaluate/Create

Advocacy

The ability to influence decision-making regarding policies, and practices that advance health using scientific knowledge, analysis, communication, and consensus building

Present positions on health issues, law, and policy in multiple sectors

Analyze the impact of legislation, judicial opinions, regulations, and policies on population health

Influence health policy and program decision making based on scientific  evidence, stakeholder input, and public opinion data

Courses

PHC 6120 Community Partnerships and Advocacy (3cr)

PHC 7932 Practical Applications 1: Policy, Advocacy, and Public Health (1cr)

Practice-Based Mentorship

Practice-Based Field Study (9cr)

Practice-Based Dissertation (9cr)

Leadership

The ability to create and communicate a shared vision for a positive future; inspire trust and motivate others; and use evidence-informed contextually and culturally appropriate strategies to enhance essential public health services

Demonstrate a commitment to public health professional values

Influence others to achieve high standards of performance and accountability

 

Promote effective strategies to address the challenges presented to public health leadership

 

Collaborate with multi-disciplinary researchers and practitioners

Courses

PHC 7103 Transforming Public Health Practice (3cr)

PHC 7149 Practical Applications II: Public Health Leadership (1cr)

Practice-Based Mentorship

Practice-Based Field Study (9cr)

Practice-Based Dissertation (9cr)

Communication

The ability to assess and use communication strategies across diverse audiences to inform and influence individual, organization, community, and policy actions

Discuss the inter-relationship between  health communication and  marketing

Prepare oral and written communications from briefs, position papers, scientific articles, community pieces

 

Guide an organization in setting communication goals, objectives, priorities, and strategies

Integrate health literacy concepts in all communication and marketing initiatives

Courses

PHC 6411 Introduction to Social Marketing in Public Health (3cr)

PHC 7935 Risk Communication in Public Health (3cr)

Practice-Based Mentorship

Practice-Based Field Study (9cr)

Practice-Based Dissertation (9cr)

PHC 7934 Writing for Scholarly Publication in the Health Sciences (3cr)

PHC 7937 Advanced Seminar in Grant Writing (3cr)

Community/

Cultural Orientation

The ability to communicate, interact, engage and work with people across diverse communities and cultures for development of programs, policies, and research

Develop collaborative partnerships with communities, policy makers, and other relevant groups

Conduct community-based participatory intervention and research projects

 

Engage communities in creating evidence-informed, culturally competent programs

Implement culturally and linguistically appropriate programs, services, and research

Courses

PHC 7103 Transforming Public Health Practice (3cr)

PHC 6412 Health Disparities & Social Determinants (3cr)

Practice-Based Mentorship

Practice-Based Field Study (9cr)

Practice-Based Dissertation (9cr)

PHC 6462 Cultural Competency in Public Health Practice (2cr)

PHC 6462 Cultural Competency in Public Health Practice (2cr)

 

 

Cluster 2: Management and Ethics

 

Domains

Definitions

Benchmark  Competency

Knowledge/Comprehension

Milestone Competency

Apply/Analyze

Capstone  Competency

Evaluate/Create

Management

The ability to provide fiscally responsible strategic and operational guidance within both public and private health organizations for achieving individual and community health and wellness

Develop capacity-building strategies at the individual, organizational, and community level

Apply principles of human resource management

 

Organize the work environment with defined lines of responsibility, authority, communication, and governance

 

Implement strategic planning process

 

Guide organizational decision making and planning based on internal and external environmental research

Evaluate organizational performance in relation to strategic and defined goals

Courses

PHC 7103 Transforming Public Health Practice (3cr)

PHC 6181 Organizational Behavior in Health Services (3cr)

Practice-Based Mentorship

Practice-Based Field Study (9cr)

Practice-Based Dissertation (9cr)

PHC 6104 Management of Public Health Programs (3cr) OR

PHC 6146 Health Services Planning and Evaluation (3cr)

Professionalism and Ethics

The ability to identify and analyze an ethical issue; balance the claims of personal liberty with the responsibility to protect and improve the health of the population; and act on the ethical concepts of social justice and human rights in public health research and practice

Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in ethical discourse and analysis

Design strategies for resolving ethical concerns in research, law, and regulations

Develop tools that protect the privacy of individuals and communities involved in health programs, policies, and research

Courses

PHC 6412 Health Disparities & Social Determinants (3cr) OR

PHC 6442 Global Health Applications in the Field (3cr)

PHC 6421 Public Health Law & Ethics (3cr)

Practice-Based Mentorship

Practice-Based Field Study (9cr)

Practice-Based Dissertation (9cr)

 


 

 

 

Cluster 3: Evidence-informed Public Health

 

Domains

Definitions

Benchmark  Competency

Knowledge/Comprehension

Milestone Competency

Apply/Analyze

Capstone  Competency

Evaluate/Create

Critical Analysis

The ability to synthesize and apply evidence-informed research and theory from a broad range of disciplines and health-related data sources to advance programs, policies, and systems promoting population health

Interpret quantitative and qualitative data following current scientific standards

 

Synthesize information and derive pertinent implications from multiple sources for research and practice

Apply theoretical and evidence-informed perspectives from multiple disciplines in the design and implementation of programs, policies, and systems

 

Translate research-informed approaches to public health practice

Design needs and resource assessments for communities and populations

 

Evaluate the performance and impact of health programs, policies, and systems

Courses

PHC 6063 Public Health Data, Information and Decision-Making (3cr) OR

PHC 6442 Global Health Applications in the Field (3cr)

PHC 7154 Evidence-Informed Public Health: Part I (3cr)

Practice-Based Mentorship

Practice-Based Field Study (9cr)

Practice-Based Dissertation (9cr)

PHC 7610 Transforming Public Health Practice (3cr)

PHC 7156 Evidence-Informed Public Health: Part II (3cr)

PHC 7154 Evidence-Informed Public Health: Part I (3cr)