Calhoun J.G.,University of Michigan |
Mcelligott J.E.,Association of Schools of Public Health ASPH |
Weist E.M.,Association of Schools of Public Health ASPH |
Raczynski J.M.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
American Journal of Public Health | Year: 2012
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) released the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Core CompetencyModelin2009. Between 2007 and 2009, a national expert panel with members of the academic and practice communities guided by the ASPH Education Committee developed its 7 performance domains, including 54 competencies. We provide an overview and analysis of the challenges and issues associated with the variability in DrPH degree offerings, reflect on the model development process and related outcomes, and discuss the significance of the model, future applications, and challenges for integration across educational settings. Withthemodel,ASPHaims to stimulate national discussion on the competencies needed by DrPH graduates with the new challenges of 21st-century public health practice and to better define the DrPH degree.