Genomic Workforce Competencies: History & Background

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National Directives

  • External Expert Panel for Workforce Developmentpdf icon[PDF 1.5 MB] (2000)
    Background document covering the period before 1988 (public health in dilemma) and the IOM report, through the 1990’s to the 2010 objectives.
  • National Public Health Performance Standards Program
    State Public Health system Performance Instrument (CDC, 2000)
  • The Public Health Workforce: An Agenda for the 21st Centur (1997)
    Addresses the capacity of the 21st century public health workforce in meeting current challenges to improving the health of Americans. Contains standard occupational classifications and six competency domains.

Public Health Services

  • The Public Health Workforce Development Taskforceppt icon[PPT 67 KB] (Margolis, 2000)
    Summarizes six recommended strategies for “lifelong learning for public health practitioners.”
  • Public Health in America: Essential Public Health Services (1994)
    Identifies the vision and mission for Public Health in America and establishes the “ten essential public health services.”

Genetics and Prevention

Page last reviewed: November 18, 2010