Public Health Foundational Knowledge Toolkit Part 2: Health
Public Health Foundational Knowledge Toolkit (PHFK Toolkit)
To document meeting the Public Health Foundational Knowledge competencies, you will create
a personal Public Health Foundational Knowledge Toolkit for use in your academic and
Each toolkit must address the following CEPH Foundational Knowledge objectives:
Profession & Science of Public Health
1. Explain public health history, philosophy, and values. Identify the core functions of
public health and the 10 Essential Services.
2. Explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and
assessing a population’s health.
3. List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community
relevant to the school or program.
4. Discuss the science of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in population health,
including health promotion, screening, etc.
5. Explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge.
Factors Related to Human Health
1. Explain the effects of environmental factors on a population’s health.
2. Explain biological and genetic factors that affect a population’s health.
3. Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population’s health.
4. Explain the social, political, and economic determinants of health and how they
contribute to population health and health inequities.
5. Explain how globalization affects the global burdens of disease.
6. Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal
health, and ecosystem health (e.g., One health)
This is an overarching assignment for this course where you submit a section of your toolkit for
Modules 1-5 via CANVAS as a module assignment. Toolkits may be created in Word,
PowerPoint, Canva, or Google Docs as a website or a media file. APA citations must be used per
topic as appropriate. Creativity and original thought is encouraged. APA format and writing
conventions must be followed. A Public Health Foundational Knowledge Toolkit rubric is
posted in CANVAS as a guide for you as well as for grading purposes.
Module #2: Health: Toolkit Part 2
Create concept maps/diagrams/graphics/ figures/tables that clearly document meeting the
Module #2 Health Learning Objectives below:
MO1: Distinguish one’s health from population health.
MO2: Recognize how environmental factors impact population health. MO3: Examine how
biological and genetics affect population health.
MO4: Describe how behavioral and psychological factors can affect a population’s health
MO5: Define the social, political, and economic determinants of health.
MO6: Analyze the role of health determinants in population health and health inequities. MO7:
Evaluate how globalization affects global burdens of disease.
MO8: Utilize an ecological perspective to recognize the connection between the health of people,
animals, and the ecosystem.
You must include all 8 Module Objectives in your graphic.
The PHFK Toolkit is graded with the Public Health Foundational Knowledge Toolkit Rubric.
This rubric is divided up per module PHFK Toolkit assignment, with a final submission
evaluated using the entire rubric. Students have the opportunity to edit and improve their PHFK
Toolkit module assignments via weekly feedback. Students are expected to submit their PHFK
Toolkit and or parts of their PHFK Toolkit to prove meeting the Public Health Foundational
You may find the following resources helpful in creating your concept maps.
Concept Map Resources:
• https://bubbl.us/ (https://bubbl.us/)
• https://coggle.it/?lang=en-US (https://coggle.it/?lang=en-US)
How to insert and format shapes to represent different concepts and their relationships
Techniques for linking concepts with lines and arrows to show connections
Options for annotating concepts with labels, notes, or other text
Tools for organizing, editing and rearranging the concept map structure
Ways to customize the map’s appearance such as colors, styles and layout
Concept mapping is a useful technique for visually organizing and representing ideas, processes or other types of information (Novak & Cañas, 2008).1 It has applications in areas like note-taking, problem-solving, planning, communication and knowledge representation. Microsoft Word offers basic concept mapping functions built into its drawing tools. However, there are also specialized concept mapping software and web applications that provide additional features for collaboration, specialized diagrams, mapping large networks and knowledge domains.
Some examples include Coggle, which allows real-time collaboration on diagrams and offers templates for different map types like flowcharts and org charts (Coggle, 2022).2 Bubbl.us is a web-based concept mapping tool that works across devices and allows sharing maps as images or exporting them to formats like text (Bubbl.us, n.d.).3 MindMeister is a full-featured online mind mapping software for creating, sharing and presenting conceptual diagrams with a variety of layouts, styles and export options (MindMeister, 2022).4
In summary, the YouTube video provides an overview of using Microsoft Word’s basic tools for concept mapping, while specialized software can enable additional collaborative and network-building features for more extensive mapping applications. Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions.