Transforming Public Health Practice: Leadership and Management Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2011 - Medical - 400 pages
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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.


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About the author (2011)

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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