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Driven by recent events and new trends, public health training increasingly requires new and more advanced information-leadership and management skills drawn from business, industry, education, and government. This text offers basic foundation for students entering the field of public health management with a specific focus on developing knowledge and skills in the cross cutting competency domains identified by the ASPH. Foundations of Public Health Management and Leadership covers: An introduction and history of the field of public health management; The evolution of key leadership and management theories; The changing role of public health management professionals and key characteristics of a successful public health leaders; Key issues in the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare services; Fundamental concepts about the classic functions of management including economics, finance, marketing, strategy, administration, human resources, and community relations; and Modern approaches to leadership development, selection, retention and succession planning.
Robert Burke and Leonard Friedman of The George Washington University's Department of Health Services Management and Leadership, the book unites the experiences of experts in diverse disciplines to give students the foundational training needed to lead both government and nongovernment public health organizations.