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Public Health Reports: Advancing the Certified in Public Health Examination: A Job Task Analysis

In a recent article in Public Health Reports, Dr. Richard S. Kurz, at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, Mr. Christopher Yager, of Association of Schools and Programs for Public Health, Dr. James D. Yager, at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Ms. Allison Foster, at the National Board of Public Health Examiners, Dr. Daniel H. Breidenbach, at AMP, a PSI Business, and Mr. Zachary Irwin, of the Center for Education Testing and Evaluation, University of Kansas School of Medicine KU – MPH Program, perform a job task analysis that would become the basis of the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination. They use a survey of public health professionals to assess the importance of tasks in ten domains and compare the results across subgroups formed on the basis of four demographic and structural factors. This analysis provides the foundation for the refinement of the CPH examination based on the tasks performed by public health professionals.

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