Public Health Infrastructure (Introduction to Public Health In North Carolina Training Series, Module 4)
|Description:||This training module is one of six trainings included in the Introduction to Public Health in North Carolina training series. This module addresses the components that form the foundation of the public health system.|
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- Describe the four components of the public health infrastructure
- Provide examples of activities performed by local public health professionals in specified roles
- List community partners that frequently work with public health
- Identify the primary sources of funding for public health in North Carolina
- Discuss the process of accreditation of local health departments
Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH
Matt Simon, MA, GISP
Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Tanya Montoya, MPH, CHES
|Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:|
Lisa Macon Harrison, 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|
|6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)|
|7A13. Describes program performance standards and measures (7: Financial Planning & Management Skills)|
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