On April 8, 2022, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published the revised Competency Framework for Public Health Epidemiology. Transmissible participated in this revision process. The Association of Schools for Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) led the revision process.
Lastly, based on this work, ECDC developed a self-assessment tool for these competencies in their EVA platform.
Why is this impactful? What is at stake? Firstly, competency frameworks are essential for the harmonization of public health capacities between countries. Next, these frameworks provide valuable guidance for future curricula of educational institutions. Lastly, they offer a repository of functional descriptions that can be used for job profiles and performance monitoring.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control expressed appreciation to the team involved in this revision.
I take this opportunity to thank and to congratulate the whole team on the work accomplished
(Jeanine Pommier, ECDC)