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Discipline Specific Competencies Working Group

Discipline Specific Competencies Working Group

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Discipline Specific Competencies Working Group

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  1. Discipline Specific CompetenciesWorking Group Environment/Biology

  2. Participants • Mamatakulow Bakhrom - • Abdikaliev Nurlan - Kazakhstan • Samskas Linas - Lithuania • Chultemdorj Tsolmon - Mongolia • Eganyan Rouzana - Russia • Daburov Komil - Tajikistan • Noah Simmons - US • Narine Movsisyan – Armenia • George Jakab – US/Armenia

  3. Environmental Health • Most fragmented and poorly defined area of public health • Fragmentation is a barrier to effective protection against environmental health threats • Today’s complex environmental public health problems require coordinated responses of multiple agencies and organizations and various professional disciplines

  4. Primary Objective of Environmental Health • To prevent death and illness from environmentally related disease and injury Achieved through the ability to anticipate, recognize, and respond to environmental health threats

  5. Ambient air quality Indoor air quality Water pollution control Safe drinking water Noise pollution Food Meat, fish, poultry Milk Industrial hygiene Childhood lead poisoning Acid deposition Disaster planning & response Solid waste management Hazardous waste management Vector control Pesticide control Toxic chemical control Bioterrorism Risk “sciences” Global environmental issues Global warming Ozone depletion Planetary toxification Emerging issues Typical Responsibilities of Environmental Health & Protections Programs

  6. Food protection Drinking water Wastewater Solid & hazardous waste Hazardous materials Vectors and pests Air quality & noise Radiation protection Occupational Safety and Health Statues and Regulations Environmental Health Knowledge Areas

  7. Competency The ability to perform an integrated task

  8. Recommended Competencies • Assessment • Management • Communication

  9. Assessment Information gathering Data analysis & interpretation Evaluation Management Problem solving Economic & political issues Organizational knowledge & behavior Project management Computer and information technology Reporting, documentation & record keeping Collaboration Communication Educate Communicate Conflict resolution marketing Recommended Competencies

  10. Assessment • Information gathering • Identify sources and compile relevant and appropriate information when needed, and the knowledge of where to go to obtain the information • Data analysis and interpretation • Analyze data, recognize meaningful test results, interpret results, and present the results in an appropriate way to different types of audiences. • Evaluation: • Evaluate the effectiveness or performance of procedures, interventions, and programs

  11. Management • Problem solving • to develop insights into and appropriate solutions to EH problems • Economic & political issues • Understand and appropriately use information about economic and political implications of decision • Organizational Knowledge and Behavior • Function effectively within the culture or the organization and to be an effective team player • Project Management • Plan, implement, and maintain fiscally responsible programs and projects using skills to prioritize projects Continued

  12. Management • Computer/Information Technology • Use information technology as needed to produce a work product • Recording, documentation & record keeping • Produce reports to document actions, keep records, and inform appropriate parties • Collaboration • Form partnerships and alliances with other individuals and organizations to enhance job performance.

  13. Communication • Educate • Use the environmental health practitioner’s front-line role to effectively educate the public on EH issues and the public health rationale for recommendations • Communicate • Effectively communicate risk and exchange information with colleagues, other practitioners, clients, policy-makers, interest groups, media and the public through public speaking, pring and electronic media, and interpersonal relations • Conflict resolution • Facilitate resolutions of conflicts within the agency, in the community, and with regulated parties

  14. Curriculum Teach me and I will forget, Motivate me and I will remember, Engage me and I will learn. Confucius