Expanding the public health emergency preparedness competency set to meet specialized local and evolving national needs: A needs assessment and training approach

Academic Article


  • This article presents an approach to competency development created at the South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness to expand and refine existing competency sets for public health emergency responders. The technique uses course content generated by subject matter experts to validate and expand existing national competency sets. New competencies based on local needs were identified that provide coverage of subject matter appropriate to local public health emergency responders beyond the focus of existing national competency sets. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 8558011
  • Author List

  • Hites LS; Lafreniere AV; Wingate MS; Anderson AC; Ginter PM; Santacaterina L; McCormick LC
  • Start Page

  • 497
  • End Page

  • 505
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 5