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Careers and Roles in Public Health

Skill: Collaborative Performance

As part of the leading national public health protection agency in the United States, each public health professional plays a key role in helping to protect the world from the threat of deadly diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. It is an immense responsibility, and having a wide range of expertise, whether scientific or nonscientific, helps CDC carry out this vital mission.

This section will strengthen your student’s ability to work collaboratively with a team to achieve a common goal.

Students will learn how to:

  • Develop roles and expectations for leaders and team members to maximize performance
  • Investigate leadership skills and group dynamics
  • Leverage diverse skills sets to enhance teamwork
  • Use case scenarios to solve a problem as a team
  • Investigate strategies for effective communication