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Public health for the 21st century : the prepared leader
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Sudbury, MA : Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 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.

Table of Contents

Part I Overview to the Changing Field of Public Healthp. 1
Chapter 1 The New Public Health: A Preparedness Approachp. 3
The Leadership Pyramidp. 5
Public Health Infrastructurep. 11
Summaryp. 19
Chapter 2 The Social Capital Perspectivep. 23
Definition of Social Capitalp. 24
Building Social Capitalp. 27
Patterns of Social Capitalp. 30
Social Capital and Health Projectsp. 42
Summaryp. 44
Chapter 3 The Changing Public Health Systemp. 45
Dilemmas of the Public Health Workforcep. 46
1988 Institute of Medicine Reportp. 50
Clearer Mission for Public Healthp. 53
Promotion of the Public Health Core Functions Modelp. 53
Why Every State Should Have a Health Departmentp. 54
Creation of Public Health Leadership Institutesp. 54
Support for Nationwide Health Objectivesp. 55
Importance of Public Health Lawp. 55
Emphasis on Improving Access to Carep. 55
Increasing Importance of Collaboration Relationshipsp. 56
Importance of Training Programs for the Public Health Workforcep. 57
Promotion of a Systems Perspective for Public Healthp. 57
1996 Healthy Communities Reportp. 58
The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Centuryp. 59
Summaryp. 72
Part II Emergency Preparedness and Responsep. 75
Chapter 4 Overview to Bioterrorism Preparedness and Responsep. 77
Types of Crisisp. 78
Level of Public Health Preparedness Todayp. 102
Managing a Crisisp. 123
Two Models of Disaster Preparednessp. 125
Public Health Responsep. 137
Summaryp. 141
Chapter 5 Bioterrorism Competencies for Leadersp. 143
The Issue of Competencyp. 145
Competency to Curriculump. 153
Leadership Competencies for Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparednessp. 156
Summaryp. 165
Chapter 6 New Partnershipsp. 167
Overview of Collaborationp. 171
Models of Collaborationp. 179
Collaborative Leadershipp. 180
Leadership in Crisisp. 190
Summaryp. 192
Chapter 7 Concern of the Community for Safetyp. 195
Redefining Readinessp. 201
Mental Health Issuesp. 203
Public Health Strategy on Psychological Consequences of Terrorismp. 204
State Mental Health Planning Teamsp. 214
Family Security Issuesp. 214
A Model for Volunteersp. 222
Summaryp. 226
Part III New Leadership Skills and Toolsp. 229
Chapter 8 Systems Thinking and Complexityp. 231
The Five Levels of Learningp. 237
Personal Masteryp. 239
Mental Modelsp. 239
Shared Visionp. 240
Teamsp. 240
Systems Thinkingp. 242
Definition of a Systemp. 243
Systems Thinkingp. 244
Leadership and Powerp. 247
Brief Discussion of the Toolsp. 248
A Look at Complexityp. 252
Summaryp. 258
Chapter 9 People Skillsp. 261
Emotionally Competent Leadershipp. 263
Emotional Intelligence Competenciesp. 265
People-Smart Strategiesp. 282
Summaryp. 282
Chapter 10 Public Health Law and Ethicsp. 285
The Meaning of the Lawp. 286
Public Health Law Competenciesp. 289
State Review of Public Health Lawsp. 290
Model State Public Health Actp. 310
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)p. 314
Public Health Ethicsp. 329
A Brief Note on Advocacyp. 334
Summaryp. 335
Chapter 11 Risk and Crisis Communicationp. 339
Risk and Risk Communicationp. 340
Trust Determination Theoryp. 341
Mental Noise Theoryp. 341
Negative Dominance Theoryp. 342
Risk Perception Theoryp. 342
Message Mappingp. 346
Crisis Communicationp. 352
The Seven-Step Communication Response Planp. 353
A Brief Overview of Social Marketingp. 355
Summaryp. 362
Chapter 12 Tipping Point Awarenessp. 365
Foundations of Epidemiologyp. 366
Leadership and the Tipping Pointp. 373
Summaryp. 376
Chapter 13 Forensic Epidemiology: A New Partnershipp. 379
A New Paradigmp. 380
Role of the Laboratoryp. 385
Forensic Epidemiology Coursep. 389
Consequence Managementp. 393
Summaryp. 394
Chapter 14 Building Communitiesp. 397
Overview to Community Buildingp. 397
Community Leadersp. 399
Leadership Wheelp. 402
Multicultural Considerationsp. 405
Assets Planning Modelp. 406
National Public Health Performance Standardsp. 409
Summaryp. 427
Chapter 15 Change Strategiesp. 429
Overview to Changep. 431
Styles of Changep. 434
The Conserversp. 434
The Pragmatistsp. 434
The Originatorsp. 435
Understanding Changep. 435
Change and Adaptationp. 442
Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 443
Summaryp. 461
Part IV The Futurep. 463
Chapter 16 A View of Tomorrowp. 465
The Process of Visioningp. 467
A Perspective for Leadersp. 468
Summaryp. 471
Appendix A

p. 473

Table of Sourcesp. 487
Indexp. 493
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