MPH Program Competencies

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

  1. Interprets qualitative and quantitative data (1B9).
  2. Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem (i.e., equity, social determinants, environment) (1C2).
  3. Develops plans to implement policies and programs (2B7).
  4. Interprets demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for use by professional and lay audiences (3C5).
  5. Incorporates strategies for integrating with persons from diverse backgrounds (i.e., cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, gender, age, ethnic, sexual orientation, professional, religious orientation, mental and physical capabilities) (4B1).
  6. Conducts a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence related to a public health issue, concern, or intervention (6B5).
  7. Incorporates the CORE Public Health Functions and Ten Essential Services of Public Health into the practice of public health sciences (63C)
  8. Applies the basic public health sciences (including, but not limited to, bio statistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, and social and behavioral health sciences) to public health policies and programs (6C4).
  9. Prepares proposals for funding from external sources (7B10).
  10. Establishes mentoring, peer advising, coaching or other personal development opportunities for the public health workforce (8B6).