What is Public Health? (Introduction to Public Health in North Carolina Training Series, Module 1)

Fee:None
Length: 20 minutes
Description:This training module is one of six trainings included in the Introduction to Public Health in North Carolina training series. It provides a basic introduction to the field of public health.
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This training was developed with the support of the Southeast Public Health Training Center (Southeast PHTC), a funded project of the Bureau of Health Professions in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA Cooperative Agreement 6UB6HP20182).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH

Narrator:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

NCIPH Reviewer:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A1. Describes the scientific foundation of the field of public health (6: Public Health Science Skills)
6A2. Identifies prominent events in the history of public health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing, access to health care for people with disabilities) (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
6B1. Discusses the scientific foundation of the field of public health (6: Public Health Science Skills)
6B2. Describes prominent events in the history of public health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing, access to health care for people with disabilities) (6: Public Health Science Skills)

References

Bunker JP, Frazier HS, Mosteller F. Improving health: measuring effects of medical care. Milbank Quarterly. 1994;72:225-58.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ten great public health achievements - United States, 1900-1999. Morb Mortal Weekly Rep. 1999;48(12):241-243.

Institute of Medicine. The future of public health. 1988. National Academy Press, Washington D.C.

Koplan JP and Fleming DW. Current and future public health challenges. JAMA. 2000;284(13): 1696-1698.

Public health functions steering committee. Public health in America. 1994. http://www.health.gov/phfunctions/public.htm. Updated May 2008. Accessed May 14, 2014.

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