Leading Public Health

A Competency Framework
by James Begun, Ph.D. & Jan Malcolm
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Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Publication Date: May 28, 2016

ISBN: 9780826199072

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"James Begun and Jan Malcolm combine the wisdom of an academic and a practitioner to provide a comprehensive, accessible guide to impactful public health leadership. It is timely because now more than ever the stakes and oppotunities are high. A must-read for any aspiring Public Health leader."

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD
President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"Leaders of population/public health programs and organizations face many complex challenges. The authors of this book introduce key strategies for meeting these challenges. Their approach is creative and foundational, addressing both the art and the science of leading in public health."

Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH
Professor and Dean, University of Kentucky College of Public Health President, Council on Education for Public Health

"If we are to remove barriers to better health gain, not just health care, we need more of our public health leaders in the US and in the other 199 countries of the world to read this text. As the US struggles to balance its resource investments for health, we need leaders that understand and practice the insights captured in this valuable book. Knowledge, practices, power and smart strategy can be mined from the pages. You should begin that mining process now."

James A. Rice, PhD
Director, Global USAID Health Leadership Project for Leadership, Management and Governance

Leading Public Health is intended to equip current and aspiring public health leaders with the knowledge and competencies they need to mobilize people, organizations, and communities to successfully tackle tough public health challenges. Designed specifically for graduate students and practitioners of public health, the book highlights the aspects of leadership unique to this field.