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Public Health Informatician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 24 total skills
Analysis, Assessment, and Evaluation
Describes the characteristics of a public health informatics problem
Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources
Makes community-specific inferences from quantitative and qualitative data
Applies ethical principles to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
Conducts applied public health informatics research to develop new insights and innovative solutions at the local, national, and international level
Evaluates information systems according to the established frameworks
Analyzes business processes to redesign public health informatics programs and business operations
Communicates in writing and orally in person and through electronic medium
Solicits input from individuals and organizations
Presents demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information to technical and nontechnical audiences
Applies communication strategies, including principled negotiation, conflict resolution, and active listening in the interactions with individuals and groups
Implements the public health agency's communication policies and procedures
Cultural Competence
Describes the need for a diverse public health workforce
Incorporates strategies for interacting with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial/ethnic, and professional backgrounds
Community Dimensions of Practice
Establishes and maintains linkages with key stakeholders
Collaborates with community partners to promote the health of the population
Ensures that knowledge, information, and data needs of project or program users and stakeholders are met
Advocates for public health policies, programs, and resources
Public Health Sciences
Describes the scientific underpinnings of the field of public health
Identifies the prominent events in the history of the public health profession
Identifies the individual's and organization's responsibilities within the context of the Essential Public Health Services and Core Functions
Solves context-specific problems by using knowledge and principles of the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services
Solves problems by using knowledge of the historical development, structure, and interaction of public health and health care systems
Recommends solutions that ensure confidentiality, security, and integrity while maximizing availability of information for public health

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