Transforming Public Health Practice: Leadership and Management Essentials [NOOK Book]

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This text provides students a foundation in public health practice and management, focusing on developing the knowledge and skills required by the real world of public health. The authors of Transforming Public Health Practice explain the drivers of change in public health practice, key success factors for public health programs, dealing with the chronic disease burden, the impact of national health policy on public health practice, and tools for understanding and managing ...

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Transforming Public Health Practice: Leadership and Management Essentials

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Overview

This text provides students a foundation in public health practice and management, focusing on developing the knowledge and skills required by the real world of public health. The authors of Transforming Public Health Practice explain the drivers of change in public health practice, key success factors for public health programs, dealing with the chronic disease burden, the impact of national health policy on public health practice, and tools for understanding and managing population health.

Transforming Public Health Practice covers core leadership and management skills, covering areas such as politics, workforce, partnership and collaboration, change management, outcomes orientation, opportunities for improvement, health equity, and future challenges. Case studies highlight innovations in health education, working with people with disabilities, partnerships in response to disease outbreaks, and health programs. Learning objectives, chapter summaries, key terms, and discussion questions enhance each chapter. A downloadable instructors' supplement is available on the companion Web site for the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118089934
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 883,478
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Bernard J. Healey, PhD, is the director of the Graduate Program in Health Care Administration and professor of Health Care Administration, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is a consultant epidemiologist with the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department and was an epidemiologist for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Cheryll D. Lesneski, DrPH, is a clinical assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a consultant to the Public Health System, Finance, and Quality Program in the Office of Healthcare Quality, Office of the

Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services. She was a public health officer in the Florida Department of Health for 10 years prior to joining the UNC faculty.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

The Contributors.

Part One Issues and Methods of Public Health Practice.

1 The Need for Change in the Practice of Public Health.

Learning Objectives.

Mission and Services of Public Health.

Public Health's History and Its Impact on Current Services.

Gap Between Mission and Current Public Health Practice.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

2 The Success of Public Health Programs: Critical Factors.

Learning Objectives.

Definition of Public Health.

Public Health Systems.

Community Health Workers.

Population-Based Medicine.

Problems in Our Health Care System.

The Need for Improved Accountability of Public Health Professionals.

Local Health Departments.

Epidemic of Chronic Diseases.

Information Management.

Expansion of Health Education Programs.

Public Health and the Legacy Concept.

The Need for Leadership Development in Public Health.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

3 Critical Issues for the Future of Health Care in the United States.

Learning Objectives.

Why We Are Failing in our Health Care Reform Efforts.

Root Causes of the Failures of the Health Care System.

Other Problem Areas.

Solution to the Problems in Our Health Care System.

New Model of Health Care Delivery.

Public Health as a Potential Solution to the Health Care Crisis in America.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

4 Application of Epidemiological Concepts to Health Care Delivery.

Learning Objectives.

Descriptive Epidemiology.

Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases.

Epidemiology of Emerging Infections.

Analytical Epidemiology.

Epidemiology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Data Management.

Surveillance Systems.

Managerial Epidemiology.

Application of Epidemiological Concepts to Health Care.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

5 Shifting the Focus from Communicable to Chronic Diseases.

Learning Objectives.

Communicable Disease Threat.

The Challenge of Chronic Diseases.

The Need for Investment in Preventing Chronic Diseases.

Health Education.

The Need for Partnerships to Combat Chronic Diseases.

Opportunity to Improve the Way Health Care is Delivered.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

Part Two Issues and Methods of Public Health Leadership and Management.

6 Leadership and Politics in Public Health.

Learning Objectives.

Development of Power in Health Care Delivery.

Leadership and Politics in Health Care Delivery.

Public Health Leadership Styles.

Transformational Leadership and Public Health.

Public Health as a Change Agent.

Public Health Leaders and Power.

Public Health Leaders and Conflict Management.

Can Political Appointees Lead Public Health Departments?

Communication Skills of the Leader.

Leadership Development in Public Health.

Culture of Public Health Workers.

Public Health Leaders and Innovation.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

7 Empowering Public Health Workers.

Learning Objectives.

Leadership and Quality Improvement.

The Public Health Employee.

Transformational Leadership, Worker Empowerment, and Self-Managed Work Teams in Public Health.

The Role of Culture.

Culture and Change.

Empowerment of Workers in Public Health.

Disappearance of the Public Health Worker.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

8 Partnerships to Improve the Public's Health.

Learning Objectives.

Public Health Partners.

Value of Partnerships for Public Health Organizations.

Building Community-Wide Partnerships Using an Ecological Model of Health.

Successful Partnerships.

Assessing the Role of Partnerships in Improving Community Health.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

9 Leading and Managing Change in Public Health Organizations.

Learning Objectives.

Public Health and the Urgent Need for Change.

Challenges Facing Local Public Health Leaders.

Millennium Development Goals.

Urgent Need for System Change.

Visioning the New Public Health.

Leadership for the New Public Health.

Changing the Public Health System for the Future.

Managing Change.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

PAGER: Clear numerals for 10.

10 Developing an Outcomes Orientation in Public Health Organizations.

Learning Objectives.

Quality Nexus of Public Health and Health Care.

Focusing on Core Functions and Essential Public Health Services.

Current Quality Improvement Efforts in Public Health Organizations.

Gaps in the Quality of Public Health Services.

Federal Leadership of Quality Improvement in Public Health.

Road Map to Improve Public Health Outcomes.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

11 Opportunities for Improvement in Public Health Practice.

Learning Objectives.

Disruption and Change in Public Health.

Public Health Education and Health Promotion Programs.

The Need for a Chronic Care Model.

Minimal Political Appreciation of Public Health Activities.

Use of Technology in Risk Communication.

Public Health Leadership Required.

Value of Prevention Programs.

The Process of Innovation.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

12 Local Solutions to Reduce Inequities in Health and Safety (Larry Cohen, Anthony Iton, Rachel Davis and Sharon Murriguez).

Learning Objectives.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

13 Challenges in the New World of Public Health Practice.

Learning Objectives.

Determinants of Health.

Obesity Epidemic.

Climate Change.

War and Armed Conflicts.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Discussion Questions.

Case Studies.

Case Study 1 Innovation in Health Education Programs.

Case Study 2 Disabilities (Jill D. Morrow-Gorton).

Case Study 3 Formation of Community Partnerships to Prepare for H1N1 (Marc C. Marchese).

Case Study 4 Municipal Health Department Leadership Inside Out (Ted Kross).

Case Study 5 The Power of Data: Osceola County Secures a Federally Qualified Health Center (Julia Joh Elligers).

Case Study 6 Using MAPP to Get Up & Go! in St. Clair County (Lisa Jacobs).

Case Study 7 Partnering for Improved Infant Health in Stanislaus County (Lisa Jacobs).

Case Study 8 Innovation in Colorectal Cancer Education Programs.

References.

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