Core Competencies for Chronic Disease Prevention Practice

Mary Kane, MSLIS; Jennifer Royer-Barnett, MPA; Jeanne Alongi, DrPH


Prev Chronic Dis. 2019;16(10):e144 

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Implementation of Revised Competencies

The resulting Competencies set is consistent with other contemporary frameworks for effective public health practice and reflects the emerging need specific to public sector chronic disease prevention and health promotion roles. These updated Competencies offer a foundation for continued creation and delivery of professional development and learning opportunities that will allow state health departments to accelerate chronic disease prevention and improved population health outcomes. By reviewing related contemporary frameworks, we established the relationship of the NACDD Competencies to broaden the context in which competencies are established and used.[12] In explicitly mapping the alignment between the updated competency set and frameworks such as the PHAB Standards,[10] it is possible for NACDD and states to link professional development to develop and sustain public health accreditation status and other evidence-based organizational effectiveness paradigms.