Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Competencies
Upon completion of the MPH Program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice
- Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
- Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice
- Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
- Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
- Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health
- Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs
- Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
- Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
- Select methods to evaluate public health programs
- Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
- Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
- Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
- Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
- Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
- Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
- Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
- Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
- Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content
- Perform effectively on interprofessional^ teams
- Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue
Health Disparities in Urban Communities (HDUC) Concentration Competencies
- Investigate the socioeconomic and cultural factors that impact human health and result in common health disparities affecting urban communities.
- Analyze ethical issues surrounding research, risk, and public health interventions involving vulnerable and marginalized populations living and working in urban communities.
- Evaluate the extent to which principles of community based participatory research (CBPR) have been used in planning, development, and evaluation of public health programs and research with diverse populations.
- Demonstrate collaboration with community partners to prioritize individual, organizational, and community concerns related to reducing health disparities in urban communities.
- Evaluate how moral and ethical values shape and influence decision making, policy development, and health outcomes in urban communities.
- Assess the degree to which community based public health programs and strategies address health disparities in diverse urban communities.