About the National Data
Baseline: 72.0 percent of state public health agencies incorporated Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals into developing training plans by 2016
Target: 76.4 percent
Percentage point improvement
The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages), the Core Competencies reflect foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health. These competencies are organized into eight domains, reflecting skill areas within public health, and three tiers, representing career stages for public health professionals. States that responded that they use core competencies for public health professionals in "Developing training plans" were counted in the numerator. "States" includes the 50 states plus DC, for a total of 51 possible respondents.
Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.