The 14 Banners of Imagine Antigonish illustrate 14 essential conditions for healthy community, rather than core competencies. Still do you find it hard hard to fathom as I do, that 3000 public health practitioners across Canada did not identify engagement with the arts as a core competency? Also noticeable that not a single visual to accompany these 36 Core Competencies.
Developed in consultation with more than 3000 practitioners across the country, Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Release 1.0 organizes 36 competency statements into the following seven categories:
- Public health sciences
- Assessment and analysis
- Policy and program planning, implementation and evaluation
- Partnerships, collaboration, advocacy
These core competencies, with their companion glossary, transcend the boundaries of specific disciplines and provide a baseline for all public health professionals.