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Public Health Leadership and Management

Public Health Leadership and Management
Cases and Context

First Edition

July 2012 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book offers students the opportunity to develop and practice the skills needed in order to make difficult public health decisions. It presents fifteen public health case studies that address a wide array of challenging and complex public health issues. These case studies attempt to vicariously place the reader into a position in which he or she is required to size up the situation and suggest some action for the organization. This case approach provides students with a perspective concerning the complexity of the issues that public health organizations face, practice in discerning critical problems and opportunities, application of theory, and an understanding of the inter-relatedness of organizational and public health core functions.

The cases are based on field research conducted in a variety of public heatlh agencies. Many have been co-authored by public health practitioners. The cases encompass all of the core public health disciplines and engage the student in integrating these disciplines into management and leadership practice.

Analyzing Public Health Cases
Information Sources for Public Health Leaders
Oral Presentations in Public Health Settings
Financial Analysis in Health Care Organizations
Industry Note 1
US Health Care System

Industry Note 2
Public Health

Case 1
CDC and the Mantookan Blood Supply: A Tough Management Decision

Case 2

Case 3
The Indiana State Department of Public Health: Managing Strategically

Case 4
Cooper Green Hospital and the Community Care Plan

Case 5
InterMark: Designing UNICEF's Oral Rehydration Program in Zambia

Case 6
The New York State West Nile Virus Outbreak: What Should Be Nassau County's Response?

Case 7
The Indian Health Service: Creating a Climate for Change

Case 8
Three Vexing Cases in Health Care Ethics

Case 9
DeKalb County Board of Public Health: (A) and (B)

Case 10
Red Tide and Red Ink in Escambia County, Florida

Case 11
The New Mexico Meningococcal Outbreak

Case 12
C W Williams Community Health Center

Case 13
Building for the Future of Public Health in Alabama

Case 14
Possible Bioterrorism in New Hampshire: A Public Health Response

Case 15
Despierta! A Physician's Stark Encounter with the Grim Human Toll of a Preventable Public Health Problem


Stuart A. Capper

Peter M. Ginter

Linda E. Swayne

Linda Swayne (Ph.D., University of North Texas) joined the University of North Carolina-Charlotte faculty in 1981, where she is now chair of the Marketing Department. She has served as president of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Marketing Association, Southern Marketing Association and Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines. Dr. Swayne has written eleven textbooks. Her co-authored textbook, Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, is in its fourth edition. She has published over 25 journal articles and scholarly papers and 30 case studies. Dr. Swayne was editor of the Case Research Journal from 1998 to 2001.... More About Author

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