Levels of Competency

  • Awareness
    What an individual knows
    These attributes represent a basic level of knowledge and understanding. When training is complete, the individual should be able to describe, explain, identify, or recognize public health concepts, all of which provide a framework for performance level competencies.
  • Performance
    What an individual can do
    These attributes reflect a higher level of skill or ability. When training is complete, the individual should be able to demonstrate, develop, generate, implement or initiate to effectively contribute to the solution of public health problems, some of which may require field training.

LPHI Competency Report (PDF)

Click on the image above to read the LPHI 2010 Competency Report. LPHI provides a range of training programs to achieve the outcome of an increase in the number of local public health workforce members trained on cross cutting, program area, and emergency preparedness competencies. Additionally, the LPHI has focused on distance education to achieve an increase in participation in LPHI offerings across all regions. In FY19, the LPHI delivered training to 3,666 unduplicated individuals (up from 908 in FY18). The FY19 trainings cover all 17 program area competencies and 10 cross-cutting competencies, as well as the four emergency preparedness competencies (See the appendices).