Environmental Health Competencies

  • Demonstrate mastery in the science and methods of population health research to assess, describe, analyze, and evaluate determinants of health.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to collect, measure, evaluate , anticipate and control exposure to health hazards.

  • Employ critical thinking and appraisal of the literature to explain the environmental influences on determinants of health.

  • Apply community development and program planning skills to create effective and culturally relevant communication strategies and interventions to promote health.

  • Apply knowledge of health law, standards, and regulations to  control or prevent toxic exposure conditions and protect vulnerable populations.

  • Apply communication, agenda setting, program planning, data management, surveillance and reporting systems skills.

  • Evaluate efficacy and cost effectiveness of public health interventions, programs, policies, and health care systems.

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively across cultures and national boundaries to create and support effective and sustainable health interventions.