Mastering Public Health Essential Skills for Effective Practice

ISBN-10: 0199753970

ISBN-13: 9780199753970

Edition: 2012

Authors: Barry S. Levy, Joyce R. Gaufin

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Mastering Public Healthwill 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 othersThe 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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List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, is Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. David H. Wegman, MD, MSc, is Dean, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Sherry L. Baron, MD, MPH, is Coordinator, Priority Populations and Occupational Health Disparities, National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Bethesda, MD. Rosemary K. Sokas, MD, MOH, is Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

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. She has expertise in emergency preparedness, quality improvement, and creating new programs and collaborative efforts.

Communicating with the Public
Lessons Learned from Communicating with the Public
How to Prepare for a Media Interview
Persuading Others: How to Advocate
Lessons Learned from Advocacy for Health Care Reform
Lessons Learned from Advocacy for the Promotion of Peace and Public Health
How Public Health Workers Can Be Directly Involved in Policymaking Processes
Making a Presentation
Using Active Learning to Make Presentations Memorable
Making Presentations with Passion and Props
An Example of How to Accept an Award with Humility, Authenticity, and Grace
Writing for Publication
Honing Your Writing Skills for Peer-Reviewed Publication
21 Tips for Clearer Writing
The Evolution of Writing a Book: My Experience
Practicing Cultural Competence
Two Examples of the Importance of Cultural Competence
Administration and Management
Working Within an Organization
Lessons Learned from Working in Organizations
Planning and Budgeting
How to Plan and Budget in an Emergency Situation
Lessons Learned from Experience in Financial Management and Oversight
Improving and Maintaining Quality
Improving Quality in Your Organization
Obtaining Funding
Fundraising from Individuals and Corporations
Recruiting and Developing Employees
Hiring and Retaining the Right Workers in the Right Jobs
Creating a Vision and Inspiring Others
Transforming Organizations by Using Systems Thinking
Lessons Learned in Transforming the Veterans Health System
Creating and Sustaining Change
Fluoridation: Bringing About and Maintaining Change
Build the Stomach for the Journey
Facilitating Negotiation and Mediation
Lessons Learned About Negotiation from a Career in Public Health
Collaborating with Others
Lessons Learned from Establishing a Collaborative Graduate Program That Evolved into a Collaborative School of Public Health
A Funder's Work to Facilitate and Nurture Collaboration
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