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Translating Disaster Health Competencies into Practice

In the article, the authors offer recommendations for revisions to the 2012 pyramid learning framework from the article Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health PDF  in order to improve competency-based education and training. Recommendations were developed by placing 35 different disaster health-related competency sets in the existing framework and identifying discrepancies. Authors designed a modified pyramid framework in order to solve the identified inconsistencies in the existing model.The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health's Senior Research Associate Lauren Walsh, MPH, Education Coordinator Brian A. Altman, PhD, and Operations Director Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH along with Richard V. King, PhD, Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, published in the February 2014 edition of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness the article, "Enhancing the Translation of Disaster Health Competencies into Practice" (2014; 8: 70-78).

The full article is currently accessible from the NCDMPH website: Enhancing the Translation of Disaster Health Competencies into Practice  PDF .