Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice

Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice

By: Joyce R. Gaufin (editor), Barry S. Levy (editor)Paperback

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Mastering Public Health will enable you to improve your performance and productivity within your organization and with the people and the communities you serve. Designed for new and seasoned public health workers alike, this user-friendly guide focuses on the day-to-day practical skills and competencies that are often not taught in educational or training programs. It is a how-to book with tools, techniques, tips, checklists, and other resources that will assist you in developing your competencies in the areas of communication, administration and management, and leadership. Using this book will enable you to be more effective in many areas of your work, including: - Communicating with the public - Advocating for programs and policies - Speaking and writing - Being culturally competent - Planning, budgeting, and obtaining funding - Recruiting and developing employees - Improving quality, and initiating and sustaining change - Creating a vision and inspiring others The 60 contributors to this book are experts in public health as well as in the fields of education and organizational management. They have worked in federal, state, and local government agencies as well as non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions, and consulting organizations. In their chapters, commentaries, and textboxes, they share their expertise and experience and describe best practices. Their personal stories illustrate real-world challenges they faced and successes they achieved.

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Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H., is a physician and epidemiologist who has had extensive experience in public health practice, education, research, and consulting in the United States and more than 20 other countries. He is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and a former president of the American Public Health Association. He has co-edited 15 other books and has written numerous articles and book chapters on a wide range of public health subjects. Joyce R. Gaufin, B.S., is Executive Director of the Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute, a member of the APHA Executive Board, a past president of the Utah Public Health Association, and a former chair of the National Public Health Leadership Development Network. Her career has focused on management and leadership training, organization development, and consultation for state and local public health agencies.


Foreword ; Edward L. Baker ; Part I: Communication ; 1. Communicating with the Public ; Diana M. Bonta and Diana Halper ; Commentary 1-1: Lessons Learned from Communicating with the Public ; Jonathan E. Fielding ; Commentary 1-2: How to Prepare for a Media Interview ; Norman S. Hartman ; 2. Persuading Others: How to Advocate ; Patricia A. Nolan ; Commentary 2-1: Lessons Learned from Advocacy for Health Care Reform ; Quentin D. Young, Margie Schaps, and Ida Hellander ; Commentary 2-2: Lessons Learned from Advocacy for the Promotion of Peace and Public Health ; Victor W. Sidel, John Loretz, and Robert M. Gould ; Commentary 2-3: How Public Health Workers Can Be Directly Involved in Policy-making Processes ; E. Richard Brown ; 3. Making a Presentation ; Joyce R. Gaufin and Barry S. Levy ; Commentary 3-1: Using Active Learning to Make Presentations Memorable ; Vonna Henry ; Commentary 3-2: Making Presentations with Passion and Props ; Virginia A. Caine ; Commentary 3-3: An Example of How to Accept an Award with Humility, Authenticity, and Grace ; Robert Garcia ; Commentary 3-4: The Gettysburg Address as a PowerPoint Presentation ; Barry S. Levy ; 4. Writing for Publication ; Omar A. Khan and Tim Brookes ; Commentary 4-1: Honing Your Writing Skills for Peer-reviewed Publication ; Mary E. Northridge ; Commentary 4-2: 21 Tips for Clearer Writing ; Barry S. Levy and Joyce R. Gaufin ; Commentary 4-3: The Evolution of Writing a Book: My Experience ; Linda Landesman ; 5. Practicing Cultural Competence ; Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley ; Commentary 5-1: Sexuality and Diet: Two Examples of the Importance of Cultural Competence ; Carmen R. Nevarez ; Part II: Administration and Management ; 6. How to Work Within an Organization ; Tricia Todd and Shailendra Prasad ; Commentary 6-1: Lessons Learned from Working in Organizations ; J. Alan Baker ; 7. Planning and Budgeting ; Walter Tsou ; Commentary 7-1: How to Plan and Budget in an Emergency Situation ; Esther D. Chernak ; Commentary 7-2: Lessons Learned from Experience in Financial Management and Oversight ; Melvin D. Shipp ; 8. Improving and Maintaining Quality ; Ron Bialek and John W. Moran ; Commentary 8-1: Improving Quality in Your Organization ; Paul Halverson ; 9. Obtaining Funding ; Fern Percheski and Robyn Powers ; Commentary 9-1: Fundraising from Individuals and Corporations ; Lyndon Haviland ; 10. Recruiting and Developing Employees ; Donna R. Dinkin, Sylvester Taylor, and Joyce R. Gaufin ; Commentary 10-1: Hiring and Retaining the Right Workers in the Right Jobs ; Kristine M. Gebbie ; Part III: Leadership ; 11. Creating a Vision and Inspiring Others ; Robert S. Lawrence and Barry S. Levy ; Commentary 11-1: People Who Have Inspired Us ; James (Jim) Grant, Helene Gayle, Helen Rodriguez-Trias, and William (Bill) Foege ; 12. Transforming Organizations by Using Systems Thinking ; Charlotte Roberts and Frankie Byrum ; Commentary 12-1: Lessons Learned in Transforming the Veterans Health System ; Kenneth W. Kizer ; 13. Creating and Sustaining Change ; Magda G. Peck ; Commentary 13-1: Fluoridation: Bringing About and Maintaining Change ; Myron Allukian, Jr. ; Commentary 13-2: Build the Stomach for the Journey ; Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Martin Linsky ; 14. Facilitating Negotiation and Mediation ; Giorgio A. Piccagli ; Commentary 14-1: Lessons Learned About Negotiation from a Career in Public Health ; David J. Sencer ; 15. Collaborating With Others ; Darrin K. Hicks and Carl E. Larson ; Commentary 15-1: Lessons Learned from Establishing a Collaborative Graduate Program that Evolved into a Collaborative School of Public Health ; Audrey Gotsch and Michael Greenberg ; Commentary 15-2: A Funder's Work to Facilitate and Nurture Collaboration ; Martin D. Cohen ; .

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780199753970
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780199753970
  • weight: 502
  • ISBN10: 0199753970

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