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Improving global health education: Development of a global health competency model

Ablah, E and Biberman, DA and Weist, EM and Buekens, P and Bentley, ME and Burke, D and Finnegan, JR and Flahault, A and Frenk, J and Gotsch, AR and Klag, MJ and Rodriguez Lopez, MH and Nasca, P and Shortell, S and Spencer, HC (2014) Improving global health education: Development of a global health competency model. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90 (3). 560 - 565. ISSN 0002-9637

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Although global health is a recommended content area for the future of education in public health, no standardized global health competency model existed for master-level public health students. Without such a competency model, academic institutions are challenged to ensure that students are able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) needed for successful performance in today's global health workforce. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) sought to address this need by facilitating the development of a global health competency model through a multistage modified-Delphi process. Practitioners and academic global health experts provided leadership and guidance throughout the competency development process. The resulting product, the Global Health Competency Model 1.1, includes seven domains and 36 competencies. The Global Health Competency Model 1.1 provides a platform for engaging educators, students, and global health employers in discussion of the KSAs needed to improve human health on a global scale. Copyright © 2014 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ablah, E
Biberman, DA
Weist, EM
Buekens, P
Bentley, ME
Burke, Ddonburke@pitt.eduDONBURKE
Finnegan, JR
Flahault, A
Frenk, J
Gotsch, AR
Klag, MJ
Rodriguez Lopez, MH
Nasca, P
Shortell, S
Spencer, HC
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Vaccine Research
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume: 90
Number: 3
Page Range: 560 - 565
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0537
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0002-9637
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 19:02
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 23:55


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