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Public Health Leadership and Management
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Public Health Leadership and Management
Cases and Context

First Edition


November 2001 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book offers students the opportunity to develop and practice the skills needed in order to make difficult public health decisions. It presents fifteen public health case studies that address a wide array of challenging and complex public health issues. These case studies attempt to vicariously place the reader into a position in which he or she is required to size up the situation and suggest some action for the organization. This case approach provides students with a perspective concerning the complexity of the issues that public health organizations face, practice in discerning critical problems and opportunities, application of theory, and an understanding of the inter-relatedness of organizational and public health core functions.

The cases are based on field research conducted in a variety of public heatlh agencies. Many have been co-authored by public health practitioners. The cases encompass all of the core public health disciplines and engage the student in integrating these disciplines into management and leadership practice.

 
PART ONE: IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
 
Analyzing Public Health Cases
 
Information Sources for Public Health Leaders
 
Oral Presentations in Public Health Settings
 
Financial Analysis in Health Care Organizations
 
PART TWO: PUBLIC HEALTH - CONTEXT
 
Industry Note 1
US Health Care System

 
 
Industry Note 2
Public Health

 
 
PART THREE: PUBLIC HEALTH - CASES
 
Case 1
CDC and the Mantookan Blood Supply: A Tough Management Decision

 
 
Case 2
AIDSCAP Nepal

 
 
Case 3
The Indiana State Department of Public Health: Managing Strategically

 
 
Case 4
Cooper Green Hospital and the Community Care Plan

 
 
Case 5
InterMark: Designing UNICEF's Oral Rehydration Program in Zambia

 
 
Case 6
The New York State West Nile Virus Outbreak: What Should Be Nassau County's Response?

 
 
Case 7
The Indian Health Service: Creating a Climate for Change

 
 
Case 8
Three Vexing Cases in Health Care Ethics

 
 
Case 9
DeKalb County Board of Public Health: (A) and (B)

 
 
Case 10
Red Tide and Red Ink in Escambia County, Florida

 
 
Case 11
The New Mexico Meningococcal Outbreak

 
 
Case 12
C W Williams Community Health Center

 
 
Case 13
Building for the Future of Public Health in Alabama

 
 
Case 14
Possible Bioterrorism in New Hampshire: A Public Health Response

 
 
Case 15
Despierta! A Physician's Stark Encounter with the Grim Human Toll of a Preventable Public Health Problem

 

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