Improving global health education: Development of a global health competency model

Elizabeth Ablah, Dorothy A. Biberman, Elizabeth M. Weist, Pierre Buekens, Margaret E. Bentley, Donald Burke, John R. Finnegan, Antoine Flahault, Julio Frenk, Audrey R. Gotsch, Michael J. Klag, Mario Henry Rodriguez Lopez, Philip Nasca, Stephen Shortell, Harrison C. Spencer

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Abstract

Although global health is a recommended content area for the future of education in public health, no standardized global health competency model existed for master-level public health students. Without such a competency model, academic institutions are challenged to ensure that students are able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) needed for successful performance in today's global health workforce. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) sought to address this need by facilitating the development of a global health competency model through a multistage modified-Delphi process. Practitioners and academic global health experts provided leadership and guidance throughout the competency development process. The resulting product, the Global Health Competency Model 1.1, includes seven domains and 36 competencies. The Global Health Competency Model 1.1 provides a platform for engaging educators, students, and global health employers in discussion of the KSAs needed to improve human health on a global scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-565
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Health Education
Public Health Students
Students
Public Health Schools
Health Manpower
Global Health
Health Status
Public Health
Education
Health

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  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Ablah, E., Biberman, D. A., Weist, E. M., Buekens, P., Bentley, M. E., Burke, D., ... Spencer, H. C. (2014). Improving global health education: Development of a global health competency model. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(3), 560-565. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0537

Improving global health education : Development of a global health competency model. / Ablah, Elizabeth; Biberman, Dorothy A.; Weist, Elizabeth M.; Buekens, Pierre; Bentley, Margaret E.; Burke, Donald; Finnegan, John R.; Flahault, Antoine; Frenk, Julio; Gotsch, Audrey R.; Klag, Michael J.; Rodriguez Lopez, Mario Henry; Nasca, Philip; Shortell, Stephen; Spencer, Harrison C.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 90, No. 3, 2014, p. 560-565.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ablah, E, Biberman, DA, Weist, EM, Buekens, P, Bentley, ME, Burke, D, Finnegan, JR, Flahault, A, Frenk, J, Gotsch, AR, Klag, MJ, Rodriguez Lopez, MH, Nasca, P, Shortell, S & Spencer, HC 2014, 'Improving global health education: Development of a global health competency model', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 90, no. 3, pp. 560-565. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0537
Ablah, Elizabeth ; Biberman, Dorothy A. ; Weist, Elizabeth M. ; Buekens, Pierre ; Bentley, Margaret E. ; Burke, Donald ; Finnegan, John R. ; Flahault, Antoine ; Frenk, Julio ; Gotsch, Audrey R. ; Klag, Michael J. ; Rodriguez Lopez, Mario Henry ; Nasca, Philip ; Shortell, Stephen ; Spencer, Harrison C. / Improving global health education : Development of a global health competency model. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2014 ; Vol. 90, No. 3. pp. 560-565.
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