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Public Health for the 21st Century: The Prepared Leader

Author(s): Louis Rowitz, PhD, School of Public Health - University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763747787
  • ISBN-10:0763747785
  • Paperback    521 pages      © 2006
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Public health has moved to the forefront of national interest and scrutiny in the light of present day events.  Public health professionals are now regulars in all forms of media, something unheard of just a few years ago.  The issues are well known - bioterrorism, SARS, West Nile Virus - and they are enough to panic a population without skillful leadership. Public  Health for the 21st Century: The Prepared Leader examines public health leadership in terms of emergency preparedness and specific skills and tools.  As modern-day threats force leaders to look at how they address disasters and drive communities to prepare themselves, this book provides tools and real life cases to hone management skills to prepare agencies to deal with large scale events.

Features & Benefits

Addresses the important issue of health preparedness in the wide rather than narrow view of emergency preparedness and response

Looks closely at the changing face of public health as a result of the events of 9/11 and the need to reenergize our communities to look toward the new directions of public health in the future, such as response strategies and emergency preparedness

Addresses the new leadership skills that the new vision of public health requires

Presents case studies that include actual stories as well as interviews with public health leaders in which the leaders answered five questions related to the content of several chapters of the book

PREFACE: ONE AUTHOR’S REFLECTIONS

PART 1: OVERVIEW TO THE CHANGING WORLD OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CHAPTER 1: THE NEW PUBLIC HEALTH: A PREPAREDNESS APPROACH

The Leadership Pyramid
Public Health Infrastructure
Skills for the Prepared Public Health Leader
Exercise 1.1 - Social Forces of Change
Case Study 1-A - A Public Health Practice Quiz for Bernard Turnock

CHAPTER 2: THE SOCIAL CAPITAL PERSPECTIVE

Definition of Social Capital
Building Social Capital
Patterns of Social Capital
Social Capital and Health Projects
Exercise2.1 - The Flag
Case Study 2-A - A Haze Over Hickernoodle City: Bio-Defense Readiness in a
      Community

CHAPTER 3: THE CHANGING PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM

Dilemmas of the Public Health Workforce
1988 Institute of Medicine Report
1996 Healthy Communities Report
The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century
Summary
Exercise 3.1 - Self-Reflection
Exercise 3.2 - A Problem in Syndemics
Case Study 3-A - A Public Health Practice Quiz for Hugh Tilson


PART 2: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

CHAPTER 4: OVERVIEW TO BIOTERRORISM, PREPAREDNESS AND
RESPONSE
 

Types of Crisis
Level of Public Health Preparedness Today
 
Managing A Crisis
Two Models of Disaster Preparedness
Public Health Response
Summary
Exercise 4.1 - Crisis Barometer
Case Study 4-A - Emergency Response of Public Health to a Train Derailment
      and Evacuation

CHAPTER 5: BIOTERRORISM COMPETENCIES FOR LEADERS

The Issue of Competency
Competency to Curriculum
Leadership Competencies for Bioterrorism
Exercise 5.1 - The Development of a Training Course with Learning Objectives
Case Study 5-A - A Public Health Practice Quiz for Kristine Gebbie

CHAPTER 6: NEW PARTNERSHIPS

Overview to Collaboration
Models of Collaboration
Collaborative Leadership
Leadership in Crisis
Summary
Exercise 6.1 - Roseland: Reasons for Collaboration
Case Study 6-A - Creating Win-Win Leveraging and Strengthening Coalition
      Resources: An Interview with D. Tecumseh Welch (Seh)

CHAPTER 7: CONCERN FOR THE COMMUNITY AND SAFETY

Redefining Readiness
Mental Health Issues
Public Health Strategy on Psychological Consequences of Terrorism
State Mental Health Planning Teams
Family Security Issues
A Model for Volunteers
Summary
Exercise 7.1 - Big Town Crisis Health Plan
Case Study 7-A - A Public Health Practice Quiz for Linda Landesman

PART 3: NEW LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND TOOLS

CHAPTER 8: SYSTEMS THINKING AND COMPLEXITY

The Five Levels of Learning
    
Definition of A System
     Systems Thinking
     Leadership and Power
     Brief Discussion of the Tools
     A Look at Complexity

Summary
Exercise 8.1 - Personal Vision
Exercise 8.2 - Structural Change
Exercise 8.3 - Steps in Developing A Shared Vision
Exercise 8.4 - Power and Influence
Exercise 8.5 - The Problem Is
Exercise 8.6 - Systems Archetypes
Case Study 8-A - Monkeys on Our Backs: Identifying and Containing an
      Outbreak of Monkey Pox on a Regional Basis

CHAPTER 9: PEOPLE SKILLS

Emotionally Competent Leadership
Emotional Intelligence Competencies
People Smart Strategies
Summary
Exercise 9.1 - The Mirror
Exercise 9.2 - What Makes A Leader?
Exercise 9.3 - Risk Taking
Exercise 9.4 - Building Trust
Exercise 9.5 - Intuition
Case Study 9-A - A Public Health Practice Quiz for Arnold Levin

CHAPTER 10: PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS

The Meaning of the Law
     Public Health Law Competencies
State Review of Public Health Laws
Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Public Health Ethics
A Brief Note on Advocacy
Summary
Exercise 10.1 - Legal Research
Case Study 10-A - A Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement: A Three State
                                                        Comparison of Allocation of Funds
Case Study 10-B - Cloaking Public Health Leaders With Authority to Respond to
        Bioterrorism Threats or Events: One State’s Struggle

CHAPTER 11: RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION

Risk and Risk Communication
Message Mapping
Crisis Communication
A Brief Overview to Social Marketing
Summary
Exercise 11.1 - Developing Scenarios on Trust and Concern
Exercise 11.2 -A Risk of Terrorism in Los Angeles
Case Study-11-A - A Public Health Practice Quiz for Robert Howard

CHAPTER 12: TIPPING POINT AWARENESS

Foundations of Epidemiology
Leadership and the Tipping Point
Summary
Exercise 12.1 - The Broccoli Diet
Exercise 12.2 - Historical Tipping Points
Case Study 12-A - An Interview with Malcolm Gladwell about the Tipping Point 

CHAPTER 13: FORENSIC EPIDEMIOLOGY 

A New Paradigm
Role of the Laboratory
Forensic Epidemiology Course
Consequence Management
Summary
Exercise 13.1 and Case Study 13-A - Anthrax in Florida

CHAPTER 14: BUILDING COMMUNITIES

Overview to Community Building
Community Leaders
Leadership Wheel
Multicultural Considerations
Assets Planning Model
National Public Health Performance Standards
Summary
Exercise 14.1 - Community Sectors
Exercise 14.2 - Cascading Values
Case Study 14-A - A Public Health Practice Quiz for Paul K. Halverson

CHAPTER 15: CHANGE STRATEGIES

Overview to Change
Styles of Change
Understanding Change
Change and Adaptation
Putting the Pieces Together
Summary
Exercise 15.1 - Surprises
Exercise 15.2 - Scenario Building
Exercise 15.3 - Leadership and Change
Exercise 15.4 - Terrorism and Change
Case Study 15-A - Collaborating for Community Change (Arizona Turning
        Point)
Case Study 15-B - Code Red: A Public Health Approach to School Gun Violence

PART 4: THE FUTURE

CHAPTER 16: A VIEW OF TOMORROW

The Process of Visioning
A Perspective for Leaders
Summary
Exercise 16.1 -Visions over Time
Exercise 16.2 -Expert Reactions to the Vision

APPENDIX A - KEY TO CASE STUDY 13.1

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Louis Rowitz, PhD-School of Public Health - University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

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