Contribute to the Public Health Job Task Analysis

IMPH is sharing the message below to support the Public Health Job Task Analysis. 

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) is seeking your assistance in conducting a job task analysis to strengthen its Certified in Public Health (CPH) credentialing program.  This job task analysis is the first of its kind.  It will define performance domains and tasks performed by a public health professional.  Job task analyses are typically performed to ensure the integrity of a professional examination.  However, in addition to confirming how well the CPH examination measures the competence of CPH candidates, the evidence-based data stemming from the job task analysis will also be useful to the seminal ASPPH Framing the Future initiative, which is looking at the future of public health education.

A panel of employers, public health practitioners, and other subject matter experts representing the various sectors of public health compiled a survey to ask professionals working in public health about the important tasks that define their profession.  The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  Everyone working in public health is invited to respond.  We invite you to complete the survey found at:  We also encourage you to share this link with colleagues.

In recognition of the fact that this is a significant time commitment, we will be raffling off 5 iPads to individuals who complete the survey.  Responses to the survey will be anonymous, although your name and e-mail address will be requested if you wish to participate in the raffle.

A summary of the findings of the study will be available on the NBPHE web site by the fall of 2014.


Allison Foster
NBPHE President

Richard Kurz, PhD
Dean, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health
Chair, NBPHE Board of Directors

Laura Rasar King, MPH, MCHES
Executive Director, CEPH
NBPHE Job Task Analysis Co-Chair

Ian Lapp, PhD
Associate Dean for Strategic Educational Initiatives, Harvard School of Public Health
NBPHE Job Task Analysis Co-Chair

James D. Yager Jr., PhD
Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor of Preventive Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor and Director of Molecular and Translational Toxicology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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