Public Health Skills List

Public Health Skills
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Here's a list of public health skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews.

Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Public Health Skills

A - D

  • Active Listening
  • Adaptability
  • Analyzing Public Health Data
  • Applying Ethical Standards to Public Health Practices
  • Applying Knowledge of Ethnic Groups and Other Sub-cultures to Public Health Initiatives
  • Apply Preventative Health Techniques
  • Apply Public Health Techniques
  • Assessing the Validity of Scientific/Medical Research
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Community Health Initiatives
  • Consulting
  • Coping with Pressure
  • Creating Budgets
  • Creating Funding Proposals
  • Creative Approaches to Programming
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Designing Research Models to Address Public Health Issues
  • Designing Systems for Reporting Incidents Impacting Public Health
  • Developing Peer Advising Initiatives
  • Developing Program Goals and Objectives 
  • Developing Programs and Strategies to Reduce Diseases

E - M

  • Editing Public Health Publications
  • Educating College Students about Acquaintance Rape, STDs and Drinking
  • Enlisting Community Support
  • Establishing Protocols for Infection Control
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Programs 
  • Event Planning
  • Excel 
  • Facilitating Meeting Discussions
  • Formulating Public Policy Analyses
  • Grant Writing
  • Health Education Programming
  • Identifying Best Practices in Public Health
  • Infection Control
  • Infection Prevention
  • Interacting Effectively with a Diverse Clientele 
  • Interviewing
  • Leadership
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Word
  • Monitoring Expenses

N – S

  • Organizational
  • Organizing Training Programs for Public Health Professionals
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Persuasive
  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation 
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Promoting Positive Health Practices
  • Recruiting Staff
  • Reporting
  • Reviewing Compliance with Infection Control Procedures
  • Spanish
  • SPSS
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supervising Staff

T - Z

  • Taking Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Training Health Professionals Public Health Protocols
  • Utilizing Electronic Medical Records Systems
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Writing Copy about Public Health Issues for Websites and Brochures
  • Writing Press Releases about Emerging Public Health Issues
  • Writing Reports

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