Concentration Specific Competencies

Competencies Addressed by Concentration Specific Coursework

CS1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of the utility of and challenges to implementation of interventions to impact health behaviors and community health. (CHB 502 Health Behavior Change, CHB 523 Introduction to Program Planning and Evaluation)
CS2. Distinguish and apply the skills essential to collaborating with the community in identifying health-related needs, developing study designs and conducting community-level research. (CHB 505 Applied Statistics for Public Health, CHB 523 Introduction to Program Planning and Evaluation)
CS3. Apply a core set of skills, including appraising factors that enhance or inhibit health behaviors and synthesizing data to provide recommendations relevant to community health and health behavior research, needs assessment, or monitoring and evaluation of public health programs. (CHB 502 Health Behavior Change, CHB 523 Introduction to Program Planning and Evaluation)
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Conduct data analyses applicable to community health and health behavior research and/or monitoring and evaluation of community health or health behavior interventions, and communicate findings using appropriate data, charts, graphs, and text for priority populations, partners and stakeholders. (CHB 505 Applied Statistics for Public Health)

CS5. Summarize, classify, and integrate socio-behavioral factors that contribute to health and disease and how those can be leveraged to improve the public's health. (CHB 505 Applied Statistics for Public Health)
CS6. Critically describe, adapt or evaluate the development, implementation and utility of public health strategies, programs, or policies designed to improve community health and health behaviors across the lifespan. (CHB 502 Health Behavior Change, CHB 523 Introduction to Program Planning and Evaluation)