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Designing competencies for chronic disease practice

Quinlan, Kathleen M., Slonim, Amy, Wheeler, Fran C., Smith, Suzanne M. (2010) Designing competencies for chronic disease practice. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, 7 (2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1545-1151. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:78572)

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Competencies are the cornerstone of effective public health practice, and practice specialties require competencies specific to their work. Although more than 30 specialty competency sets have been developed, a particular need remained to define competencies required of professionals who practice chronic disease prevention and control. To that end, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) engaged a group of stakeholders in developing competencies for chronic disease practice. METHODS: Concept mapping was blended with document analysis of existing competencies in public health to develop a unique framework. Public health experts reviewed the results, providing extensive and richer understanding of the issues. RESULTS: The final product presents an integrated picture that highlights interrelationships among the specific skills and knowledge required for leading and managing state chronic disease programs. Those competencies fall into 7 clusters: 1) lead strategically, 2) manage people, 3) manage programs and resources, 4) design and evaluate programs, 5) use public health science, 6) influence policies and systems change, and 7) build support. CONCLUSION: The project yielded a framework with a categorization scheme and language that reflects how chronic disease practitioners view their work, including integrating communications and cultural competency skills into relevant job functions. Influencing policies and systems change has distinct relevance to chronic disease practice. We suggest uses of the competencies in the field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: public health, training, education, competencies, needs assessment, concept mapping
Subjects: L Education
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen Quinlan
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 20:24 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 16:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78572 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Quinlan, Kathleen M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3606-4148
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