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Continuing Professional Competencies Project Public Health Association of Nova Scotia September 23, 2009.

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1 Continuing Professional Competencies Project Public Health Association of Nova Scotia September 23, 2009

2 In 2005, CIPHI identified the need for ongoing professional development as part of its 5 year strategic plan Professional development model would need defined competencies Mandatory membership identified as necessary for advancement of the profession Background

3 Volunteer organization, executive Perceived negativity around competencies and change Invisible or foggy profession Challenges

4 Establishment of Strategic Directions and partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada Program for Mandatory Professionalism –Establishment of core competencies Mandatory Membership –Secured legal titles for CPHI(C) through Industry Canada Changes to CIPHIs constitution and legal challenges Progress

5 Focus groups with practitioners and stakeholders across the country Contracted Chartered Institute for Environmental Health (UK) to ensure competency statements aligned with international standards Draft documents now available for public review Regular members now required to participate in professional development program Council of Experience established to govern professional development program This year…

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