Curricula and Training Resources

Here are resources to help embed the Competencies into existing curricula.

Accreditation Standards Related to Disability

Council on Education for Public Health. School of Public Health. Accreditation Criteria (Item 1.8). Silver Spring, MD: Council on Education for Public Health; 2011.

Commission on Dental Accreditation. Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs (Standard 2–23). Chicago, IL: American Dental Association; 2004.

Assessments of Disability and Health Training Opportunities

Sinclair, L.B., Tanenhaus, R.H., Courtney-Long, E., & Eaton D.K. Disability within U.S. public health schools and program curricula. J Public Health Management and Practice. 2015; 21(4):400–405.

Tanenhaus, R.H., Meyers, A.R., & Harbison, L.A. Disability and the curriculum in the U.S. graduate schools of public health. Am J Pub Health. 2000; 90(8):1315–1316.

Disability and Health Competencies Developed for:

Health Care Practitioners

Kirschner, K.L., & Curry, R.H. Educating health care professionals to care for patients with disabilities. JAMA. 2009; 320(12):1334–1335.

Coursey, R.D., et al. Competencies for direct serviced staff members who work with adults with severe mental illnesses in outpatient public mental health/managed care systems. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2000; 23(4):370–377.

Smith, W.T. et al. Disability in cultural competency pharmacy education. Am J Pharmaceutical Education. 2011; 75(2) Article 26. Pages 1−9.

Eddey, G.E. & Robey, K.L. Considering the culture of disability in cultural competence education. Academic Medicine. 2005; 80(7):706−712.

Public Health Practitioners

Textbooks Available to help Learn Disability and Health Competencies

Albrecht, G.L., Seelman, K.D., & Bury, M., (Eds.). Handbook of disability studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2001.

Simeonsson, R.J., & McDevitt, L.N. (Eds.). Issues in disability and health: the role of secondary conditions & quality of life. Chapel Hill NC: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and North Carolina Office on Disability and Health; 1999.

Drum, C.E., Krahn, G.L.,  & Bersani Jr, H., (Eds.). Disability and public health. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association; 2009.

Lollar, D.J. & Andresen, E.M. (Eds.) Public Health Perspectives on Disability-Epidemiology to Theics and Beyond, New York, NY, Springer, 2011.

Lenihan, P., et al.  (2015).  The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Doctor of Public Health Program: An Innovative Approach to Doctoral Level Practice Leadership Development.  American Journal of Public Health, 105(S1), S55-S59.

Operating Models and Guidelines for Teaching Disability and Health Studies and Curriculum

Taylor, S.J., & Zubal-Ruggieri, R. Academic Programs in Disability Studies. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University; 2012.

Symons, A.B., McGuigan, D., & Akl, E.A. A curriculum to teach medical students to care for people with disabilities: development and initial implementation. BMC Med Educ. 2009;9:78.

World Bank. World Bank inaugural disability and development core course. May 7−11, 2012. Washington, DC.

Sachs, R. Faculty/staff guide: Integrating disability studies into existing curriculum. [community college]

Salloway, J.C. et al. Constructing gerontological curricula for health administration. Journal of Health Administration Education. 1993; 11(1):68−77.

Brandert, K. et al.  (2014).  A model the training public health workers in health policy: the Nebraska Health Policy Academy.  Preventing Chronic Disease, 2, 1-6.

Center for Health Policy Columbia University School of Nursing and Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine.  (2008). Competency to curriculum toolkit: Developing curricula for public health workers.

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. Competency Assessments for Public Health Professionals.

Fleckman, J.M., Dal Corso, M., Ramirez, S., Begalieva, M., & Johnson, C.C. (2015) Intercultural competency in public health: a call for action to incorporate training into public health education. Front. Public Health 3:210. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00210.

Jayatilleke, N., & Mackie, A.  (2012). Reflection as part of continuous professional development for public health professionals: a literature review.  Journal of Public Health, 35(2), 308-312.

Shortell,S.M., Weist, E.M., Sow, M.S.K., Foster, A., & Tahir, R.  Implementing the Institute of Medicine’s Recommended Curriculum Content in Schools of Public Health: A Baseline Assessment. American Journal of Public Health: October 2004, Vol. 94, No. 10, pp. 1671-1674.
Winskell, K., Evans, D., Stephenson, R., Del Rio, C., & Curran, J. W. (2014). Incorporating Global Health Competencies into the Public Health Curriculum. Public Health Reports129(2), 203–208.