Core competencies for public health in Canada: An assessment and comparison of determinants of health content
The explicit inclusion of determinants of health in public health competency statements ensures that action on the determinants is a visible and concrete part of public health practice. This assessment explores how and to what extent the determinants of health are reflected in Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Release 1.0, made available by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) in 2007. The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health reviewed the PHAC document and compared it with four sets of competencies for public health from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Use this resource to:
- Understand how the determinants of health are reflected in Core Competences for Public Health in Canada: Release 1.0
- Learn how the determinants of health are integrated in public health competencies from other countries
- Discuss how public health competencies support practice to address the determinants of health
- Contribute to the use of competencies and organizational standards as a promising practice to advance health equity
- Explore other competencies and standards relevant to public health practice (e.g., Public health nursing, discipline-specific competencies ; Continuing professional competencies program: Reference guide)
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2012). Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: An assessment and comparison of determinants of health content. Antigonish, NS: Author, St. Francis Xavier University.