1st Edition

Public Health Leadership Strategies for Innovation in Population Health and Social Determinants

By Richard Callahan, Dru Bhattacharya Copyright 2017
    190 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    190 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Designed for professionals and aspiring professionals in public policy, public health, and related programs, Public Health Leadership illustrates the complexity of contemporary issues at the intersection of public health and healthcare and the compelling need to engage numerous public and private stakeholders to effectively advance population health. Offering real-world case studies and cutting-edge topics in public health and healthcare, this book will complement existing primers and introductory books in public health to help students and practitioners bridge concepts and practice.

    The work is divided into three parts that focus on the new role of public health departments, emerging challenges and opportunities following the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and recent trends in innovation and investment. Each chapter is practice-oriented to provide insight into the changing landscape of public health while offering practical tips based on the experiences and expertise of leading practitioners. Topics include cross-sector partnership-building, innovations in investment strategies, public health operations, performance management, advances in big data tracking, and more that address the social determinants of health and improve population health. Cases draw on a wide range of perspectives and regions, encouraging the reader, whether a professional or student, to apply the lessons learned to one’s local context.


    About the Editors

    About the Contributors

    Part 1: Public Health Departments: Scope, Systems, and Standards

    Chapter One: Leadership Journeys to the Social Determinants of Health

    Richard Callahan, D.P.A.

    Chapter Two: Building a High Performing Public Health Department: Leadership through Navigating and Negotiating

    Jonathan Freedman, M.P.H

    Chapter Three: Accreditation and Credentialing: Pressing Challenges in Education, Training, and Practice

    Dru Bhattacharya, J.D., M.P.H., LL.M.

    Part 2: Post-Affordable Care Act Challenges and Opportunities

    Chapter Four: Novel Interprofessional Collaborations: Utilizing Medical-Legal Partnerships to Advance Population Health

    Dru Bhattacharya, JD, MP.H., LL.M.

    Chapter Five: From Assessment to Action: Utilizing A Game Theoretic-Epidemiological Model to Analyze Strategic Interaction and Advance Population Health

    Dru Bhattacharya, J.D., M.P.H., LL.M., and Jay Bhatt, D.O., M.P.H., M.P.A., F.A.C.P

    Part 3: Social Determinants and Population Health: Innovation and Investment

    Chapter Six: Understanding How Health Happens: Your Zip Code Is More Important Than Your Genetic Code

    Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. and Robert Ross, M.D.

    Chapter Seven: Designing Partnerships and Building Relationships

    Chet Hewitt, J.D.

    Chapter Eight: Social Impact Bonds: Social Impact Bonds: Legal and Leadership Considerations

    Dru Bhattacharya, J.D., M.P.H., LL.M.

    Chapter Nine: Improving Population Health through Clinical-Community Collaboration: A Case Study of a Collaboration between State Government and an Academic Health System

    Kenneth Kizer, M.D., M.P.H

    Chapter Ten: Addressing Health Inequities

    LaVonna Blair Lewis, Ph.D. M.P.H

    Part 4: Leadership Practices to Address Social Determinants and Population Health

    Chapter Eleven: Chapter Themes for Leadership Best Practices

    Richard Callahan



    Richard F. Callahan is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration at the University of San Francisco, USA.

    Dru Bhattacharya is Director of the Master of Public Health Program and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco, USA.