What knowledge, skills and attitudes do you need to be a successful public health practitioner?
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) (http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php) has outlined what they call the “basic building blocks of public health education and professional development” in their Core Competencies.
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) (www.nccmt.ca) has created a new online tool to help busy practitioners find the many resources available from the NCCMT that can support PHAC’s Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada. This tool helps individuals and organizations find NCCMT resources related to each competency so they can plan professional development activities tailored to their own needs or those of their team.
More on PHAC’s Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada can be found on the PHAC website: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/php-psp/ccph-cesp/about_cc-apropos_ce-eng.php.
Click here to see how NCCMT resources map to the Core Competencies: http://www.nccmt.ca/resources/phac-mapping.