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Title Mastering public health : essential skills for effective practice / edited by Barry S. Levy, Joyce R. Gaufin.
Published New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  RA425 .M378 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xix, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Communication -- Communicating with the public / Diana M. Bonta and Diana Halper -- Lessons learned from communicating with the public / Jonathan E. Fielding -- How to prepare for a media interview / Norman S. Hartman -- Persuading others: how to advocate / Patricia A. Nolan -- Lessons learned from advocacy for health care reform / Quentin D. Young, Margie Schaps, and Ida Hellander -- Lessons learned from advocacy for the promotion of peace and public health / Victor W. Sidel, John Loretz, and Robert M. Gould -- How public health workers can be directly involved in policy-making processes / E. Richard Brown -- Making a presentation / Joyce R. Gaufin and Barry S. Levy -- Using active learning to make presentations memorable / Vonna J. Henry -- Making presentations with passion and props / Virginia A. Caine -- An example of how to accept an award with humility, authenticity, and grace / Robert Garcia -- Writing for publication / Omar A. Khan and Tim Brookes -- Honing your writing skills for peer-reviewed publication / Mary E. Northridge -- 21 tips for clearer writing / Barry S. Levy and Joyce R. Gaufin -- The evolution of writing a book: my experience / Linda Landesman -- Practicing cultural competence / Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley -- Sexuality and diet: two examples of the importance of cultural competence / Carmen Rita Nevarez -- Administration and management -- How to work within an organization / Tricia Todd and Shailendra Prasad -- Lessons learned from working in organizations / J. Alan Baker -- Planning and budgeting / Walter Tsou -- How to plan and budget in an emergency situation / Esther D. Chernak -- Lessons learned from experience in financial management and oversight / Melvin D. Shipp -- Improving and maintaining quality / Ron Bialek and John W. Moran -- Improving quality in your organization / Paul Halverson -- Obtaining funding / Fern Percheski and Robyn Powers -- Fundraising from individuals and corporations / Lyndon Haviland -- Recruiting and developing employees / Donna R. Dinkin, Sylvester Taylor, and Joyce R. Gaufin -- Hiring and retaining the right workers in the right jobs / Kristine M. Gebbie -- Leadership -- Creating a vision and inspiring others / Robert S. Lawrence and Barry S. Levy -- People who have inspired us / Robert S. Lawrence and Barry S. Levy -- Transforming organizations by using systems thinking / Charlotte Roberts and Frankie Byrum -- Lessons learned in transforming the Veterans Health System / Kenneth W. Kizer -- Creating and sustaining change / Magda G. Peck -- Fluoridation: bringing about and maintaining change / Myron Allukian, Jr. -- Build the stomach for the journey / Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Martin Linsky -- Facilitating negotiation and mediation / Giorgio A. Piccagli -- Lessons learned about negotiation from a career in public health / David J. Sencer -- Collaborating with others / Darrin K. Hicks and Carl E. Larson -- Lessons learned from establishing a collaborative graduate program that evolved into a collaborative school of public health / Audrey Gotsch and Michael Greenberg -- A funder's work to facilitate and nurture collaboration / Martin D. Cohen.
Summary "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 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 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 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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Public health.
Related Names Levy, Barry S.
Gaufin, Joyce R.
ISBN 9780199753970 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199753970 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 741999148