Leadership Principles with Lizzie Corcoran of the de Beaumont Foundation

JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners connect with real life experiences. These case studies explore core problems, stakeholders, steps taken, challenges, results, conclusions, and discussion questions for analysis that can be used to strengthen the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation criteria that form the foundation of public health degrees. Lizzie Corcoran podcast

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In this episode, Lizzie Corcoran, ASPPH Philanthropy Fellow at the de Beaumont Foundation, joins us to discuss general leadership principles as well as her journey thus far learning the intricacies of governmental leadership.

The de Beaumont Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and transform public health in the United States by improving the effectiveness and capacity of local and state health departments. Lizzie Corcoran podcast

Lizzie Corcoran is the de Beaumont Foundation’s second Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Philanthropy Fellow. Corcoran came to the Foundation after completing her Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral Science and Health Education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. Before coming to de Beaumont, Corcoran worked in the public school system of St. Louis for three years, advocating for new discipline policies by building teacher capacity, implementing trauma-informed care, and building consensus around racial equity principles within schools. Corcoran also has experience building capacity of health departments to better prevent HIV through her internship with HealthHIV. Corcoran is excited to pursue her interests of the social determinants of health, public health policies, and building support for public health across sectors, settings, and audiences. Lizzie Corcoran podcast

Corcoran holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University in public health and international studies.

Visit Lizzie Corcoran’s blog at http://www.debeaumont.org/author/lcorcoran/.

CEPH Accreditation Criteria Focus: Leadership

Key Focus: Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making

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Relevant Case Studies from JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration:

  • Oklahoma State Health Department Collaborative Partnerships with Native American Tribal Governments
  • The 2015 New York City Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-making Outbreak
  • Falling into Care: A Different Way to Engage Homeless Persons Living with HIV
  • The Fragile Balance of Community-Based Healthcare: One Community’s United Response When the HIV Primary Care Safety Net Failed
  • It Takes a Village: Smoke before the Fire
  • Quality Improvement 101: Hearing Screening at the North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Tackling Childhood Asthma: A Case Study in Rural, Eastern North Carolina

Key Focus: Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges

Dual Focus Articles from JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration:

  • A Case Study of Ebola Containment in Nigeria using Principles and Practices of a Public Health Emergency Center
  • The Philadelphia Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax
  • Circumventing Barriers through Intersectoral Collaboration: The Bike Post Partnership
  • A Partnership in Central Massachusetts to Offer Physical Activity to Community Health Center Patients
  • Falling into Care: A Different Way to Engage Homeless Persons Living with HIV
  • A Mystery Man and an Epidemic: From Typhoid Mary to Typhoid Moshe
  • Ending Business of Usual: The Kane County Health Department in a Worsening Fiscal Climate
  • Development of a National Public Health Accreditation Program: A Case Study in Strategic Change Management and Sustainability
  • The Journey to Accreditation: The Story of Clinton County Health Department
  • Intentional Paradigm Change: A Case Study on Implementation of Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships
  • Community Health Assessment in Alamance County and the Social Determinants of Health
  • Guideline Development Project for Public Health Practice

For further reading, consider these related articles from the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice:*

*Articles may require a subscription to JPHMP or purchase. Lizzie Corcoran podcast

The Gentle Art of Squinting

Music presented in this program comes from The Gentle Art of Squinting by Taylor Arnold and Jordan Wilson and includes the tracks “Hilltop Cloudwatch” and “Coming Home.” Listen to the complete album here. Cover art by Shawna Arnold.





Camelia Singletary

Camelia Singletary, MPH, received her master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina in 2015. Her research interests include exploring the implementation of school physical activity programs in combination with nutritional components. She is also interested in analyzing the adoption of physical activity and healthy eating skills from a social-cognitive perspective. As a public health communicator at JPHMP Direct, she hopes to create linkages between evidence-based research, public health coursework, and health certification competencies.

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