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Introduction to Community and Public Health by Paul W. Branscum, Manoj Sharma, Ashutosh Atri

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Chapter 15Systems Thinking and Leadership in Community and Public Health

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to

  • Define systems thinking, and elucidate the challenges faced in applications of systems thinking to public health.
  • Be able to differentiate between a systems thinking approach and a conventional approach to health systems.
  • Define leadership, and briefly describe the four theoretical frameworks for leadership.
  • Define leadership style, including the three principal leadership styles.
  • Define cultural competence in health care, and discuss the importance of cultural competence.
  • Discuss the techniques of cultural competence.
  • Explain CLAS standards.

Systems Thinking: The Approach

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