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Advanced Leadership and Practice (Part 2)

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Peter M. Ginter, PhD; Andy Rucks, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Advanced. Length: Self-paced.


Dramatic change will occur in public health and health care in the next decade. This course , the second of a 2-part series, provides public health practitioners and other health care providers with the leadership skills necessary to work effectively in the change environment at a community, state or regional level. These leadership skills are essential for designing and advocating for programs and policies necessary to promote health.

Learning Objectives

• Describe and discuss what leaders do.

• Understand the need for a clear, exciting vision for an organization.

• Identify the characteristics and components of effective visions.

• Understand the need for and role of effective missions.

• Identify the characteristics and components of effective missions.

• Understand the ends-means relationship of mission, vision and goals and how they narrow the scope of the organization.

• Show that new goals will have to be adopted for programs when the vision and mission change.

• Identify strategies for understanding and supporting a consistent vision.

• Understand that creating coalitions is a process of developing common interests and goals.

• Identify important stakeholders.

• Understand that organization and leadership are essential if coalitions are to be maintained and achieve their purpose.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.