Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice

Paperback | November 14, 2011

EditorBarry S. Levy, Joyce R. Gaufin

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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 andcompetencies 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 consultingorganizations. 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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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 andcompetencies that are often not taught in educ...

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 P...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:November 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Edward L. Baker: ForewordPart I: Communication1. Diana M. Bonta and Diana Halper: Communicating with the PublicJonathan E. Fielding: Commentary 1-1: Lessons Learned from Communicating with the PublicNorman S. Hartman: Commentary 1-2: How to Prepare for a Media Interview2. Patricia A. Nolan: Persuading Others: How to AdvocateQuentin D. Young, Margie Schaps, and Ida Hellander: Commentary 2-1: Lessons Learned from Advocacy for Health Care ReformVictor W. Sidel, John Loretz, and Robert M. Gould: Commentary 2-2: Lessons Learned from Advocacy for the Promotion of Peace and Public HealthE. Richard Brown: Commentary 2-3: How Public Health Workers Can Be Directly Involved in Policy-making Processes3. Joyce R. Gaufin and Barry S. Levy: Making a PresentationVonna Henry: Commentary 3-1: Using Active Learning to Make Presentations MemorableVirginia A. Caine: Commentary 3-2: Making Presentations with Passion and PropsRobert Garcia: Commentary 3-3: An Example of How to Accept an Award with Humility, Authenticity, and GraceBarry S. Levy: Commentary 3-4: The Gettysburg Address as a PowerPoint Presentation4. Omar A. Khan and Tim Brookes: Writing for PublicationMary E. Northridge: Commentary 4-1: Honing Your Writing Skills for Peer-reviewed PublicationBarry S. Levy and Joyce R. Gaufin: Commentary 4-2: 21 Tips for Clearer WritingLinda Landesman: Commentary 4-3: The Evolution of Writing a Book: My Experience5. Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley: Practicing Cultural CompetenceCarmen R. Nevarez: Commentary 5-1: Sexuality and Diet: Two Examples of the Importance of Cultural CompetencePart II: Administration and Management6. Tricia Todd and Shailendra Prasad: How to Work Within an OrganizationJ. Alan Baker: Commentary 6-1: Lessons Learned from Working in Organizations7. Walter Tsou: Planning and BudgetingEsther D. Chernak: Commentary 7-1: How to Plan and Budget in an Emergency SituationMelvin D. Shipp: Commentary 7-2: Lessons Learned from Experience in Financial Management and Oversight8. Ron Bialek and John W. Moran: Improving and Maintaining QualityPaul Halverson: Commentary 8-1: Improving Quality in Your Organization9. Fern Percheski and Robyn Powers: Obtaining FundingLyndon Haviland: Commentary 9-1: Fundraising from Individuals and Corporations10. Donna R. Dinkin, Sylvester Taylor, and Joyce R. Gaufin: Recruiting and Developing EmployeesKristine M. Gebbie: Commentary 10-1: Hiring and Retaining the Right Workers in the Right JobsPart III: Leadership11. Robert S. Lawrence and Barry S. Levy: Creating a Vision and Inspiring OthersJames (Jim) Grant, Helene Gayle, Helen Rodriguez-Trias, and William (Bill) Foege: Commentary 11-1: People Who Have Inspired Us12. Charlotte Roberts and Frankie Byrum: Transforming Organizations by Using Systems ThinkingKenneth W. Kizer: Commentary 12-1: Lessons Learned in Transforming the Veterans Health System13. Magda G. Peck: Creating and Sustaining ChangeMyron Allukian, Jr.: Commentary 13-1: Fluoridation: Bringing About and Maintaining ChangeRonald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Martin Linsky: Commentary 13-2: Build the Stomach for the Journey14. Giorgio A. Piccagli: Facilitating Negotiation and MediationDavid J. Sencer: Commentary 14-1: Lessons Learned About Negotiation from a Career in Public Health15. Darrin K. Hicks and Carl E. Larson: Collaborating With OthersAudrey Gotsch and Michael Greenberg: Commentary 15-1: Lessons Learned from Establishing a Collaborative Graduate Program that Evolved into a Collaborative School of Public HealthMartin D. Cohen: Commentary 15-2: A Funder's Work to Facilitate and Nurture Collaboration