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Identifying Interprofessional Global Health Competencies for 21st-Century Health Professionals

Authors:

Kristen Jogerst ,

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH
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BS
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Brian Callender,

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
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MD
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Virginia Adams,

National League for Nursing, Washington, DC
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RN, PhD
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Jessica Evert,

University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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MD
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Elise Fields,

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, CA
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PharmD
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Thomas Hall,

University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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MD, DrPH
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Jody Olsen,

University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
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PhD, MSW
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Virginia Rowthorn,

University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
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JD
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Sharon Rudy,

Global Health Fellows Program at the Public Health Institute, Washington, DC
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PhD
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Jiabin Shen,

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
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M.Ed
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Lisa Simon,

Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA
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DMD
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Herica Torres,

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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MSN
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Anvar Velji,

California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove, CA
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MD
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Lynda L. Wilson

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
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Abstract

Background

At the 2008 inaugural meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), participants discussed the rapid expansion of global health programs and the lack of standardized competencies and curricula to guide these programs. In 2013, CUGH appointed a Global Health Competency Subcommittee and charged this subcommittee with identifying broad global health core competencies applicable across disciplines.

Objectives

The purpose of this paper is to describe the Subcommittee's work and proposed list of interprofessional global health competencies.

Methods

After agreeing on a definition of global health to guide the Subcommittee's work, members conducted an extensive literature review to identify existing competencies in all fields relevant to global health. Subcommittee members initially identified 82 competencies in 12 separate domains, and proposed four different competency levels. The proposed competencies and domains were discussed during multiple conference calls, and subcommittee members voted to determine the final competencies to be included in two of the four proposed competency levels (global citizen and basic operational level – program oriented).

Findings

The final proposed list included a total of 13 competencies across 8 domains for the Global Citizen Level and 39 competencies across 11 domains for the Basic Operational Program-Oriented Level.

Conclusions

There is a need for continued debate and dialog to validate the proposed set of competencies, and a need for further research to identify best strategies for incorporating these competencies into global health educational programs. Future research should focus on implementation and evaluation of these competencies across a range of educational programs, and further delineating the competencies needed across all four proposed competency levels.

How to Cite: Jogerst, K., Callender, B., Adams, V., Evert, J., Fields, E., Hall, T., Olsen, J., Rowthorn, V., Rudy, S., Shen, J., Simon, L., Torres, H., Velji, A. and Wilson, L.L., 2015. Identifying Interprofessional Global Health Competencies for 21st-Century Health Professionals. Annals of Global Health, 81(2), pp.239–247. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2015.03.006
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Published on 16 Jun 2015.
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