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Career Guide: Public Health

Core Competencies

The Public Health Foundation's Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals are organized into 8 domains representing skill areas within public health:

  1. Data Analytics & Assessment Skills
  2. Policy Development & Program Planning Skills
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Health Equity Skills
  5. Community Partnership Skills
  6. Public Heath Sciences Skills
  7. Management & Finance Skills
  8. Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills

Data Analytics


Python, R, and Stata are three common programming languages used in data analytics. Here are library guides to provide you with resources for learning each of them

Policy Development & Program Planning Skills


Health Equity

Management & Finance

Public Health Leadership & Systems Thinking