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

ISBN 9781498760768
Published December 23, 2016 by Routledge
190 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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


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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.