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Providing Health Leadership During the COVID Pandemic

In this video, Dr. John Wiesman describes his experience as the Washington State Secretary of Health during COVID-19. This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, is a Professor of

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Dr. Paul Halverson on Leading State and Local Public Health Agencies

Paul Halverson SHO leadership

This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. In this video, produced by the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health SHO-Case Study, Dr. Hugh Tilson spoke with Dr. Paul Halverson about the qualities

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Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings While Managing COVID Fatigue

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH; and Susan Murphy MBA, PhD This article originally appeared in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and is shared here with permission from the authors and publisher. Read the article in JPHMP. Life has changed in so many ways since the COVID pandemic began. As public health has become front page news, the

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John Auerbach on Health Agency Leadership

by Ed Baker, MD, MPH, MSc This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. As the COVID-19 pandemic expands across the nation, public health leaders are faced with unprecedented challenges. In this context, wise

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Dr. Bill Foege on the Practice of Leadership in Public Health

by Ed Baker, MSc, MD, MPH This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. When I think of public health leaders whom I most respect and admire, my mind turns to Dr. Bill Foege,

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Crisis Leadership: From the Haiti Earthquake to the COVID Pandemic

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH; P. K. (Ken) Keen, MA; and Roderick Gilkey, PhD In a prior column, we offered questions that leaders should be asking as they provide leadership through the challenges of the COVID pandemic. In this column, we build on the prior framework to offer guiding principles and best practices leading to concrete actions that leaders can

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Thoughts on Adaptive Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Edward L. Baker MD, MPH; Robert Irwin, MA; and Gene Matthews, JD As public health leaders around the globe work to provide leadership in these challenging times, each day will present new or recurring leadership challenges. Some lessons learned from prior outbreaks may serve as useful guideposts. However, the coronavirus outbreak has, in important respects, presented unprecedented challenges. Therefore,

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Summer at a Local Health Department and the Eisenhower Matrix

My office in the health department had a large white board on which I kept an ever-changing “to do” list. Only one thing permanently resided on that board: my favorite 2X2 table (Figure 1), adapted from the “Eisenhower Matrix.” The matrix served as a constant reminder for our leadership team to try to ensure that as much of our time

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State Health Officials–Defining Success and Identifying Critical Success Factors

Being Better Messengers

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH, MSc Drawing upon the popular column published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Management Moments with Public Health Leaders is a new series appearing bimonthly on JPHMP Direct and will consist of video interviews with authors appearing in the column. Little is known about the personal and professional characteristics or organizational factors that make state

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How Can New Public Health Leaders Use the Accreditation Process to Foster Their Leadership Goals?

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and

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