2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: EPHP
Claire Betker, Lynda Tjaden, Gary Tam
* Please note that due to the interactive nature, this engagement session will not be recorded and no presentation slides will be made available afterwards.
In this engagement session, specifically planned for environmental public health professionals (EPHPs), we will share our progress on the 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada project and to seek crucial EPHP input. Core competencies reflect the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective public health practice. You will learn about the progress to date and will have a chance to provide input and feedback on draft materials including categories of competency statements, values and how we can collectively promote the use and application of the core competencies.
Opportunity for involvement in the next phases of the projects will be shared as well as ways to share these opportunities with colleagues.
Have a say in shaping the 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada! Your ideas and perspectives are critical.
This engagement session will be of interest to public health practitioners, decision- and policy-makers, educators, researchers and health-influencing community organizations.
- Learn about progress to date on the 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada project.
- Provide input and feedback on draft materials including categories of competency statements, values, and how we can collectively promote the use and application of the core competencies.
- Explore opportunities for further involvement in the next phrases of the project and learn ways to share these opportunities with colleagues.
For more information about 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada, please visit https://nccph.ca/projects/2024-core-competencies-for-public-health-in-canada/
Claire Betker, Scientific Director, NCCDH
Claire is a registered nurse and, since March 2019, has been the NCCDH’s scientific director. Prior to the NCCDH, Claire was the Executive Director of the Population and Public Health Branch with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Her career has included roles in rural and urban public health, home health, primary health care, a regional health authority and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as previously serving as a senior knowledge translation specialist with the NCCDH. Claire is a past president of the Canadian Nurses Association and of the Community Health Nurses of Canada. Her PhD work focused on the capacity for public health leadership to advance health equity, a knowledge base that informs her contributions to the NCCDH, the public health field and community.
Lynda Tjaden, Project Manager, NCCDH
Lynda is the Project Manager for the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada projects. Lynda has worked in public health for 27 years at the regional and provincial level starting as a Public Health Nurse and through various roles including most recently prior to this role as the Executive Director for Population and Public Health in Manitoba.
Lynda participated in the development of the Core Competencies for Public Health that were published in 2008 and was involved in development of the Public Health Nursing competencies as a board member of Community Health Nurses of Canada. Lynda also participated as a member of the team guiding the development of the Leadership competencies for public health.
Gary Tam, CIPHI
Gary Tam is the current National Chair of the Board of Certification (BOC) at the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). The BOC establishes standards for curricula to be offered in the BOC-accredited school programs. It also establishes standards for acceptance of qualifications received outside of Canada and is responsible for the examination of candidates for certification who have completed academic preparation and field training. Gary has been actively involved in improving the practicum training guidance for training agencies and elevating a robust practicum evaluation rubric based on the latest BOC’s Instructional Objectives, which is the foundation for the BOC-accredited programs to cover key core competencies in their curricula.