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Minimum Competencies for Medical Officers of Health (MOH) in Canada

Reviews of Canada’s public health systems have stressed the importance of strengthening the public health workforce.   The knowledge, skills, and attitudes of individuals, collectively referred to as “competencies”, are considered a basic building block to support a comprehensive approach to workforce development. Core competencies for the public health workforce have been developed.

The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Competencies Working Group, with the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada, have been working to produce a set of  Minimum Competencies for MOHs in Canada. The initial draft document has been extensively revised based on input from MOHs and stakeholder groups and is now available as "A set of Minimum Competencies for Medical Officers of Health in Canada".

Abstract for the poster presented at the CPHA Conference (June, 2008) available here.

For further information or to comment on the Minimum Competencies for MOHs in Canada please contact: skills @

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