Core Competencies Webinar

Date: Monday 3/18/2013
4 Year(s) 9 Month(s) 6 Day(s) ago
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Organizer: Desiree Liburd ( )
Notes: Date: March 18, 2013
Time: 10 – 11:15 a.m.
Presenter: Dr. Adewale Troutman

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Dr. Adewale Troutman is a professor at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health and is the director of the Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice. He also serves as the director of USF’s Public Health Practice Master’s Degree Program.

Dr. Troutman is committed to social justice, human rights, community activism, health equity, and national and global health. He has spent more than 40 years promoting the principles of universal freedoms and the elimination of racism, injustice, and oppression. His unique educational background has been a major factor in this quest. Dr. Troutman has an MD from New Jersey Medical School, a master’s in Public Health from Columbia University, a master’s in Black Studies from the State University of New York in Albany, and board certification from the National Board of Public Health Examiners. His career has included clinical emergency medicine, hospital administration, and academic and public health practice. He served as an associate professor in the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences while directing the Metro Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness.


His experience includes special consultancies with the World Health Organization in Thailand and Japan; health assessment missions in Angola, Jamaica, and Zaire; and training in India and Austria. His commitment to justice has evolved into his nationally recognized efforts to create health equity and the supremacy of the social determinants of health, the founding of the first Center for Health Equity at a local health department, and the creation of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement in Louisville. He is also credited with the passage of one of the strongest anti-smoking ordinances in the country.

Dr. Troutman has had multiple publications including "What if We Were Equal," co-authored with former Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. David Satcher.

A nationally known speaker, he was featured in the nationwide PBS series broadcast of Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Dr. Troutman currently serves as the president of the American Public Health Association.


After registering, you will receive information about joining the webinar.

Summary: The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals are broad sets of skills that are useful in the public health field. These skills strengthen the public health workforce at all career levels and help improve performance.

Audience: This course is designed for public health workers and Florida Department of Health employees.


1. Describe the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and identify the 8 domains.

2. Learn why competencies are important in public health and how they are used.

3. Find out how public health employees use Core Competency tools.

3. Recognize the benefits of Core Competency training.

4. Understand how public health employees can use Core Competencies in various stages of their careers.

5. Find out how Florida and other states use Core Competencies in public health.

For More Information:
Desiree Liburd
Assistant Program Director
Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice

Sponsored by:
Health Resources and Services Administration
USF Florida Public Heath Training Center
Florida Department of Health, Workforce Development, Office of Performance and Quality Improvement
Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice

Location: Webinar