girl-washing-hands-in-pilaEvidence-based Approaches to Public Health

1. Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of  settings and situations in public health practice
2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice

Public Health & Health Care Systems

5. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
6. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and  create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels

Planning & Management to Promote Health

7. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health
8. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health          policies or programs
9. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
10. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
11.  Select methods to evaluate public health programs

Policy in Public Health

12. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
13. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
14. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity


16. Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
17. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges


18. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
19. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content

Interprofessional Practice

21. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams

Systems Thinking

22. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue


  1. Identify individual, organizational, and community concerns, resources, and needs for community-based interventions.
  2. Describe steps and procedures for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs, policies, and interventions.
  3. Understand the legal and ethical dilemmas posed by public health policy implementation.
  4. State policy options and write clear and concise policy statements.
  5. Identify, interpret, and understand the process for implementing public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific programs.
  6. Be prepared to be a key participant in the development and implementation of emergency response plans.


  1. Understand the key role that animals and vectors play in the physical, mental and social well being of humans.
  2. Define the key concepts in zoonotic disease diagnosis, control, and prevention.
  3. Evaluate a surveillance system for important zoonosis.
  4. Clearly identify a health care worker’s legal responsibilities in reporting zoonotic disease outbreaks and their interaction with the boarder U.S. public health system.
  5. Describe mitigation, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery as it relates to a bioterrorism event and be prepared to be a key participant in the development and implementation of an emergency response plan.
  6. Describe the government’s, private sector’s and health care provider’s role in food safety.
  7. Describe how animal welfare, food safety, animal control and animal sheltering impact public health.
  8. Identify environmental challenges that threaten ecosystem balance and explain how habitat preservation is important to public health.