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Students pursuing a career in public health will be met with diverse and dynamic challenges. From the impact of a cholera outbreak after a natural disaster to promoting healthier lifestyles, protecting our communities will require our vigilance and creativity in finding new and better ways to address these complex problems. Led by series editor, Dr. Carleen Stoskopf, the PUBLIC HEALTH BASICS series introduces undergraduate students to contemporary public health issues ranging from epidemiology, management, data analysis, and health promotion. Through this book series, students will grapple with the major public health issues we are facing locally and globally, while learning and putting into practice the principles of public health. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS, MANAGEMENT, AND POLICY, the second offering in this new series, provides a detailed introduction to public health organizations and their management. Initial chapters are devoted to exploring foundational concepts, practical applications, and new directions in each domain. Subsequent chapters focus on public health organizations at all levels, from large federal organizations and research centers, to county and local public health agencies. In addition to providing a critical understanding of individual, group, and organization behavior, the author outlines effective approaches to facilitate and manage inevitable organizational change in a productive, sustainable way by applying knowledge of power, influence, motivation, and leadership. This text provides your students with the knowledge and skills neccessary for a successful career in public health.
- Interviews with public health practictioners, from former Surgeon Generals to professionals at the World Health Organization, connects you with the day-to-day work of public health managers.
- A skilled and prolific writer, the author combines a clear, concise presentation style and a strong emphasis on practical skills and real-world scenarios to help students learn, master, and apply material more easily and effectively.
- Detailed descriptions and examples of key public health organizations, policies, and management practices provide a broad base of foundational knowledge to prepare students for a variety professional positions.
- Realistic case scenarios and assignments featuring relevant organizational settings stimulate student interest and help develop essential knowledge and skills for success in public health careers.
- Special features throughout the text are designed to engage students while enhancing the learning process. Examples include information on public health competencies, material on ethical standards, lists of useful online resources, interviews with public health practitioners, management cases based on real organizations and scenarios, and diagrams and illustrations to help simplify complex material.
- A wide range of supplements support the text by providing additional resources for lecture preparation, classroom discussions and activities, assignments and projects, student assessment, and study and review.
1. Public Health Mission and Functions.
2. Public Health Professionalism and Ethics.
3. Public Health Policy and Politics.
Part II: ORGANIZATIONS.
4. Structure and Functions of Organizations.
5. Federal Sector Public Health Organizations.
6. State and Local Public Health Organizations.
7. NGO's and Global Health Organizations.
Part III: MANAGEMENT.
8. Management, Systems Thinking, and Strategic Leadership.
9. Organization Behavior, Culture, Motivation, and Conflict.
10. Workforce Development, Diversity, and Human Resources.
11. Communication, Information Systems, and Decision Making.
12. Teams, Groups, and Working with the Community.
13. Innovations in Leadership and Change.
14. Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation.
15. Public Health and the Future.
Part IV: CASES AND DEFINITIONS.
16. Public Health Management Cases.
17. Public Health Management Terms and Definitions.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Instructor's Companion Web Site
The instructor Companion Website serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tools: an online, downloadable Instructor's Manual, a computerized test bank in ExamView, prepared downloadable PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, and additional interviews and case studies for classroom activities or assignments.
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