Master’s Preparedness & Response Model
The Master’s Preparedness and Response model is designed for use by graduate level programs to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in the field of public health preparedness and response. It is anticipated that both faculty and students in public health preparedness and response programs will find value in this competency model.
The model is designed to add an additional layer of competencies to the existing MPH Core Competency Model. The MPH Core Competency Model represents the foundation and skills needed by all MPH graduates, while the Master’s-Level Preparedness and Response Competency Model indicates the additional abilities required for students specializing in public health preparedness.
Public health students pursuing a master’s level specialization or graduate certificate in emergency preparedness and response
The competency model is built around eight overarching tenets. The model is meant to:
- Inform curricular planning for Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited schools and programs
- Serve as a roadmap to improve disaster preparedness and response knowledge to protect the public’s health
- Prepare students, upon program completion, for a trajectory to assume expert roles in public health disaster preparedness and response
- Reflect and build upon existing competency models, including the MPH Core Competency Model
- Be applied within the context of public health incidents
- Utilize an all-hazards approach spanning across the homeland security mission areas (prevent, protect, respond and recover) and the disaster management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, detection, response, containment, and recovery)
- Support the implementation of individual nations’ health security strategies
- Provide a stronger linkage between global health and public health preparedness and response