31 Oct 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health: CHNC Engagement Sessions

The Community Health Nurses of Canada are reaching out today with some exciting news for the Canadian public health community. The Public Health Agency of Canada has commissioned the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health to engage with the Canadian public health community in order to update the 2008 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada.

Why is this project important?

The Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada have been used:

· As a framework for public health workforce development, collaboration, planning and action.

· To inform public health education and training (e.g., graduate public health programs, certification) and continuing professional development.

· As a human resources tool for recruitment, orientation, position descriptions, performance evaluation and retention.

· As a foundation for discipline-specific competencies.

 Invitation to participate – Share your ideas and perspectives!

The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health are committed to seeking input from a broad and diverse range of perspectives that make up the public health community in Canada. This project will engage and collaborate with key public health partners across the country to develop core competencies aligned with current needs and priorities of the public health system.

 The CHNC is hosting a virtual engagement session to receive input and feedback on the core competencies. Hear an update on the project and provide input on cross-cutting themes, categories, and more.

 Core competencies reflect the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective public health practice. Have a say in shaping the 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada. Your ideas and perspectives are critical.

Register here: November 8, 2023 or November 15, 2023. For more information about this project visit: https://nccph.ca/projects/2024-core-competencies-for-public-health-in-canada/

Please share this invitation broadly with your colleagues, public health partners, and wider networks.

 If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or ideas about this project, you can contact the project team at corecomp@stfx.ca