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Essentials of Public Health Management, Third Edition

Author(s): L. Fleming Fallon, Jr., MD, DrPH, MBA, Bowling Green State University
Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
  • ISBN-13: 9781449618964
  • Paperback    552 pages      © 2012
Price: $139.95 US List
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Featuring new expert contributing authors from across the country, this timely revision addresses all the important topics in the effective management of public health departments and agencies. Using a practical, nontheoretical approach, the book is ideal for the hands-on management of these complex organizations and their daily operations.

The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised with new case studies as well as the following new chapters:

  • Chapter 2 Leadership and Governance  
  • Chapter 16 Public Health Performance Standards  
  • Chapter 17 Continuous Quality Improvement  
  • Chapter 18 Accreditation
  • Chapter 21 Social (Electronic) Media  
  • Chapter 28 Starting a Health Board in the 21st Century
Part  I  Organizational Resources
  Chapter  1  Management Theory and Applications
  Chapter  2  Leadership and Governance
  Chapter  3  Organizational Behavior
  Chapter  4  Money: Accounting, Finance, and Budgets
  Chapter  5  Community and Environmental Health
  Chapter  6  Marketing Public Health
  Chapter  7  Emergency Preparedness and Response
  Chapter  8  Ethics
Part  II  Human Resources
  Chapter  9  Overview of Human Resources
  Chapter  10  Employee Preparation: Position Descriptions, Selection, Training and Development, Retention and Integrating Students
  Chapter  11  Employee Feedback: Rewards and Discipline
  Chapter  12  Compensation and Benefits
  Chapter  13  Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
  Chapter  14  Union Management Issues
Part  III  Operations of a Health Agency
  Chapter  15  Agency Internal Structure and External Constituencies
  Chapter  16  Public Health Performance Standards
  Chapter  17  Continuous Quality Improvement
  Chapter  18  Accreditation
  Chapter  19  Interactions with Other Agencies and Local Government
  Chapter  20  Traditional Media: Print, Television and Radio
  Chapter  21  Social (Electronic) Media
Part  IV  Other Operations
  Chapter  22  Assessing Community Health
  Chapter  23  The Health Officer’s Role in Board Development
  Chapter  24  Tax Levies
  Chapter  25  Organizing and Operating Clinics
Part  V  Miscellaneous
  Chapter  26  History of Public Health
  Chapter  27  Public Health Law
  Chapter  28  Starting a Health Board in the 21st Century
  Chapter  29  Resources: State and National Associations and Government Agencies

L. Fleming Fallon, Jr., MD, DrPH, MBA-Bowling Green State University

Fleming Fallon is Professor of Public Health at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. He is also the Director of the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health, an accredited MPH degree program that is offered jointly by Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. He has many years of experience as a management consultant and has authored 6 books and more than 350 papers and book chapters on a variety of topics as well as making presentations throughout the world. Dr. Fallon has written a weekly newspaper column entitled “Health Thoughts” continuously since 1995. He was a consultant specializing in human resources with A. T. Kearney. He has served as both a member and president of a local board of health.


Dr. Fallon is a physician with residency training in occupational and environmental medicine. He received a DrPH degree in environmental health science from Columbia University, New York, his MD degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine, St. Georges, Grenada and an MBA from the University of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

Eric Zgodzinski, MPH-Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, RS, is currently a Supervisor of Community Services for the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, Toledo, Ohio.  He has previously served as a Registered Sanitarian in a large, urban department of health.  He has made many presentations on the subjects of food sanitation and bioterrotrism preparedness.  He is a member of the Toledo-Lucas County Metro Medical Response System committee and is active in the Ohio Environmental Health Association.

Mr. Zgodzinski received his MPH degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health and is a graduate of Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania.  He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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ISBN-13: 9781449618964

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