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An exploration of crisis experience and training as they relate to transformational leadership and rhetorical sensitivity among U.S. Public health Officials:
Barbara Jane Reynolds, Capella University, Minneapolis (February 2009) Pages 1-172

  • This research study investigated the relationships between past crisis experience, leader training and education, and crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC) training among public health leaders in the United States and their levels of transformational leadership and rhetorical sensitivity
  • Using a quantitative descriptive methodology, the research study identified relationships and analyzed whether crisis leadership experience, CERC training, and leadership training influenced leadership style and levels of rhetorical sensitivity public health leaders.¬† Major recent crises such as the Anthrax attack of 2001, SARS in 2003, and Hurricane Katrina have focused attention on the role of the public health leader in crisis response, including the communication role.

Tags: Crisis Leadership, Transformational Leadership

Public Health Leadership: Putting Principles into practice by Louis Rowitz (3rd Edition)
Professor Emeritus, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago

  • Since the publication of the first edition in 2003, Public Health Leadership: Putting Principles into Practice has become a standard reference for future and practicing public health leaders.
  • In five parts, it explores the basic theories and principles of leadership and then describes how they may be applied in the public health setting.
  • Leadership skills and competencies, as well as methods for measuring and evaluating leaders are all thoroughly covered. It includes extensive coverage of the leadership skills and tools that are critical to managing public health emergencies.
  • Source of description: Goodreads
  • (This version only includes pages 197-332)

Tags: Leadership theories and principles

Twenty-First Century Leadership for Public Health and HIV/STI Prevention
By Sevgi O. Aral, Associate Director for Science in the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control, 2013
Kevin A. Fenton, Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Judith A. Lipshutz, Deputy Associate Director for Policy in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Chapter 10 of the book- The New Public Health and STD/HIV Prevention: Personal, Public and Health¬†explain the role of Leadership in sexual health.
  • It combines the general characteristics of public health leadership with special skills required to lead the unique partnerships, issues and contexts that face sexual health in any given setting.
  • It houses examples from some case studies on Leadership from around the world.

Tags: Leadership in sexual health

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