The project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Terrorism Injuries: Information Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) Program, and became known as the NCDMPH/AMA TIIDE project.NCDMPH, to collaboratively identify the common or "core" competencies that could be reasonably expected of all potential Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF-8) health system responders.
In March of 2012, the goals of the project were realized with the publication of "Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health" in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (DMPHP).
The article's 11 core competencies (and 36 sub-competencies) are a result of two years of discussion, survey questionnaires and research from a broad and diverse group of stakeholders.
Five staff members from the NCDMPH (Dr. Kenneth Schor, Kandra Strauss-Riggs, Dr. Brian Altman, and former Senior Research Associates Rebecca Zukowski and lead-author Lauren Walsh) contributed to the article.
The full-text of the article is now accessible from the NCDMPH website: "Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health."