Community Pediatric Competencies

Ability to access and use community services
Ability to integrate scientific data with family, cultural, social, and community factors in the community setting
Ability to identify and appropriately refer victims of child abuse
Ability to communicate with nonphysician collaborators who provide services to children
Knowledge pertaining to pediatricians’ role in the community
Ability to prove age-appropriate health education
Ability to serve as a consultant to child-serving nonhealth system (school, day care center)
Ability to devise effective strategies for advocacy