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PHI-2.2 Increase the proportion of state public health agencies that use Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in continuing education for personnel

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
ASTHO Profile of State Public Health
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
52 (2012)
Target: 
57
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of state public health agencies responding that Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals were used in developing training plans

Denominator: 

Number of state public health agencies responding to this item in the ASTHO Profile Survey

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2012 State and Territorial Public Health Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Indicate the use of various public health competencies in the course of managing your agency personnel: Core compentencies for public health professionals (Council on Linkages)

    1. Not familiar with
    2. Familiar with but have not used
    3. Conducting performance evaluations
    4. Developing training plans
    5. Preparing job descriptions
    6. Other use
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages), the Core Competencies reflect foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health. These competencies are organized into eight domains, reflecting skill areas within public health, and three tiers, representing career stages for public health professionals.

    States that responded that they use core competencies for public health professionals in “Developing training plans” were counted in the numerator. “States” includes the 50 states plus DC, for a total of 51 possible respondents.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2016, objective PHI-2 "Increase the proportion of tribal, state, and local public health personnel who receive continuing education consistent with the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals" was split into three objectives. Of these, one remained developmental and two became measurable: PHI-2.1 “(Developmental) Increase the proportion of tribal public health agencies that use Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in continuing education for personnel,” PHI-2.2 “Increase the proportion of state public health agencies that use Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in continuing education for personnel,” and PHI-2.3 “Increase the proportion of local public health agencies that use Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in continuing education for personnel.”