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Transforming Public Health Practice: Leadership and Management Essentials

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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 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Introduction
    1. Improvement of the Health of the Population
    2. Opportunities for Public Health Departments
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. The Authors
  8. The Contributors
  9. Part One: Issues and Methods of Public Health Practice
    1. Chapter 1: The Need for Change in the Practice of Public Health
      1. Mission and Services of Public Health
      2. Public Health's History and Its Impact on Current Services
      3. Gap Between Mission and Current Public Health Practice
      4. Summary
      5. Key Terms
      6. Discussion Questions
    2. Chapter 2: The Success of Public Health Programs: Critical Factors
      1. Definition of Public Health
      2. Public Health Systems
      3. Community Health Workers
      4. Population-Based Medicine
      5. Problems in Our Health Care System
      6. The Need for Improved Accountability of Public Health Professionals
      7. Local Health Departments
      8. Epidemic of Chronic Diseases
      9. Information Management
      10. Expansion of Health Education Programs
      11. Public Health and the Legacy Concept
      12. The Need for Leadership Development in Public Health
      13. Summary
      14. Key Terms
      15. Discussion Questions
    3. Chapter 3: Critical Issues for the Future of Health Care in the United States
      1. Why We Are Failing in Our Health Care Reform Efforts
      2. Root Causes of the Failures of the Health Care System
      3. Other Problem Areas
      4. Solution to the Problems in Our Health Care System
      5. New Model of Health Care Delivery
      6. Public Health as a Potential Solution to the Health Care Crisis in America
      7. Summary
      8. Key Terms
      9. Discussion Questions
    4. Chapter 4: Application of Epidemiological Concepts to Health Care Delivery
      1. Descriptive Epidemiology
      2. Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
      3. Epidemiology of Emerging Infections
      4. Analytical Epidemiology
      5. Epidemiology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      6. Data Management
      7. Surveillance Systems
      8. Managerial Epidemiology
      9. Application of Epidemiological Concepts to Health Care
      10. Summary
      11. Key Terms
      12. Discussion Questions
    5. Chapter 5: Shifting the Focus from Communicable to Chronic Diseases
      1. Communicable Disease Threat
      2. The Challenge of Chronic Diseases
      3. The Need for Investment in Preventing Chronic Diseases
      4. Health Education
      5. The Need for Partnerships to Combat Chronic Diseases
      6. Opportunity to Improve the Way Health Care Is Delivered
      7. Summary
      8. Key Terms
      9. Discussion Questions
  10. Part Two: Issues and Methods of Public Health Leadership and Management
    1. Chapter 6: Leadership and Politics in Public Health
      1. Development of Power in Health Care Delivery
      2. Leadership and Politics in Health Care Delivery
      3. Public Health Leadership Styles
      4. Transformational Leadership and Public Health
      5. Public Health as a Change Agent
      6. Public Health Leaders and Power
      7. Public Health Leaders and Conflict Management
      8. Can Political Appointees Lead Public Health Departments?
      9. Communication Skills of the Leader
      10. Leadership Development in Public Health
      11. Culture of Public Health Workers
      12. Public Health Leaders and Innovation
      13. Summary
      14. Key Terms
      15. Discussion Questions
    2. Chapter 7: Empowering Public Health Workers
      1. Leadership and Quality Improvement
      2. The Public Health Employee
      3. Transformational Leadership, Worker Empowerment, and Self-Managed Work Teams in Public Health
      4. The Role of Culture
      5. Culture and Change
      6. Empowerment of Workers in Public Health
      7. Disappearance of the Public Health Worker
      8. Summary
      9. Key Terms
      10. Discussion Questions
    3. Chapter 8: Partnerships to Improve the Public's Health
      1. Public Health Partners
      2. Value of Partnerships for Public Health Organizations
      3. Building Community-Wide Partnerships Using an Ecological Model of Health
      4. Successful Partnerships
      5. Assessing the Role of Partnerships in Improving Community Health
      6. Summary
      7. Key Terms
      8. Discussion Questions
    4. Chapter 9: Leading and Managing Change in Public Health Organizations
      1. Public Health and the Urgent Need for Change
      2. Challenges Facing Local Public Health Leaders
      3. Millennium Development Goals
      4. Urgent Need for System Change
      5. Visioning the New Public Health
      6. Leadership for the New Public Health
      7. Changing the Public Health System for the Future
      8. Managing Change
      9. Summary
      10. Key Terms
      11. Discussion Questions
    5. Chapter 10: Developing an Outcomes Orientation in Public Health Organizations
      1. Quality Nexus of Public Health and Health Care
      2. Focusing on Core Functions and Essential Public Health Services
      3. Current Quality Improvement Efforts in Public Health Organizations
      4. Gaps in the Quality of Public Health Services
      5. Federal Leadership of Quality Improvement in Public Health
      6. Road Map to Improve Public Health Outcomes
      7. Summary
      8. Key Terms
      9. Discussion Questions
    6. Chapter 11: Opportunities for Improvement in Public Health Practice
      1. Disruption and Change in Public Health
      2. Public Health Education and Health Promotion Programs
      3. The Need for a Chronic Care Model
      4. Minimal Political Appreciation of Public Health Activities
      5. Use of Technology in Risk Communication
      6. Public Health Leadership Required
      7. Value of Prevention Programs
      8. The Process of Innovation
      9. Summary
      10. Key Terms
      11. Discussion Questions
    7. Chapter 12: Local Solutions to Reduce Inequities in Health and Safety
      1. Key Terms
      2. Discussion Questions
    8. Chapter 13: Challenges in the New World of Public Health Practice
      1. Determinants of Health
      2. Obesity Epidemic
      3. Climate Change
      4. War and Armed Conflicts
      5. Summary
      6. Key Terms
      7. Discussion Questions
  11. Case Studies
    1. Case Study 1: Innovation in Health Education Programs
      1. Financing Health Promotion Programs
      2. Internal Revenue Service—Community Benefit Standard
      3. Discussion Questions
    2. Case Study 2: Disabilities
      1. Case Study (Student Version)
      2. Case Study (Teacher Version)
      3. Discussion Questions
    3. Case Study 3: Formation of Community Partnerships to Prepare for H1N1
      1. Discussion Questions
    4. Case Study 4: Municipal Health Department Leadership Inside Out
      1. Discussion Questions
    5. Case Study 5: The Power of Data
      1. MAPP as the Catalyst
      2. Improving Access to Care
      3. Measuring Outcomes
      4. The Way to Get Things Done
      5. Discussion Questions
    6. Case Study 6: Using MAPP to Get Up & Go! in St. Clair County
      1. A New Way of Doing Business
      2. From Planning to Action
      3. Getting Active and Getting Healthy Together
      4. Moving Forward
      5. Discussion Questions
    7. Case Study 7: Partnering for Improved Infant Health in Stanislaus County
      1. Trendsetting in Central California
      2. A New Community Anchor
      3. Improving Birth Outcomes
      4. Looking Back and Moving Forward
      5. Discussion Questions
    8. Case Study 8: Innovation in Colorectal Cancer Education Programs
      1. Program 1
      2. Program 2
      3. Conclusion
      4. Discussion Questions
  12. References
  13. Index