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JPHMP's 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration

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    JPHMP's 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, compiled by the founding editor and current editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, provides you with real-life examples of how to strategize and execute policies and practices when confronted with issues such as disease containment, emergency preparedness, and organizational, management, and administrative problems.

    Feautures:
    • Each case is co-written by a professional writer and tells a “story,” using characters, conflicts, and plot twists designed to compel you to keep reading.
    • Case elements include the core problem, stakeholders, steps taken, challenges, results, conclusions, and discussion questions for analysis.
    • More than 60 contributors—experts in public policy, clinical medicine, pediatrics, social work, pharmacy, bioethics, and healthcare management.
    • Ideal for public health practitioners as well as students in graduate and undergraduate public health and medical education programs.
    • Tracks 2016 CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation criteria.
    • These cases can be used as tools to develop competencies designated in the new CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation criteria.

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    Edition
    1
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781496377098
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Trim Size
    5 x 8
    Pages
    200
    Publication Date
    December 14, 2017
    Weight
    0.90
  • About The Author(s)
    Lloyd Novick MD, MPH
  • Features
    Feautures:
    • Each case is co-written by a professional writer and tells a “story,” using characters, conflicts, and plot twists designed to compel you to keep reading.
    • Case elements include the core problem, stakeholders, steps taken, challenges, results, conclusions, and discussion questions for analysis.
    • More than 60 contributors—experts in public policy, clinical medicine, pediatrics, social work, pharmacy, bioethics, and healthcare management.
    • Ideal for public health practitioners as well as students in graduate and undergraduate public health and medical education programs.
    • Tracks 2016 CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation criteria.
    • These cases can be used as tools to develop competencies designated in the new CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation criteria.

    Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities!
    • Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone
    • Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech
    • Adapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more
  • Editorial Reviews
    Amy Hagopian, University of Washington
     
    The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration, by Lloyd Novick, Cynthia Morrow and Carole Novick, editors. Wolters Kluwer, publisher, 2018, p 1-368. Book includes complimentary access to electronic versions of the cases and supplementary material.
     
    The editors (Novick, Morrow, and Novick) present a collection of 21 cases covering a wide variety of public health topics--for study in the classroom, or by public health practitioners in the workplace, or those simply curious. The table of contents presents the titles, but a cross-walked guide links each case to one or more of the new (2016) competencies named as graduation requirements for Master of Public Health Students by the Council for Education for Public Health. The 64 contributing writers, who come from health departments, universities, government policy offices, think tanks and other settings, have assembled stories from their experiences and observations, all well-cited, and averaging about 15 pages each. Most cases have an epilogue, describing where the story stood at the time of publication. Questions for the reader follow the case, to stimulate critical analysis and discussion.
     
    The cases are mostly success stories. For example, containing Ebola in Nigeria against the odds, the nearly 10-year struggle to pass a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Philadelphia (and another story about NY City’s journey on the same path), and how public health officials solved a riveting typhoid outbreak mystery among Hasidic Jews in New York City (and managed the press). There are also some cautionary tales among these cases, though: attracting a full-service grocery store to a neglected Syracuse neighborhood ended the local small Lebanese grocery that had helped build community there for 98 years, and an effort in London to bring bicycle infrastructure to increase physical activity and reduce car use didn’t really move the needle on the city’s cycling rates.
     
    The cases provide excellent fodder for classroom discussion. Each case features a protagonist leading a team, which offers students an opportunity to critique their choices. Most cases contain tables describing stakeholders, detailed timelines, statistical evidence, and other juicy nuggets of detail.

    Jay Maddock, PhD, Dean, Texas A & M School of Public Health
     
    This is an excellent book consisting of 21 real life case studies in public health. One of the challenges in teaching public health to students is that most text books are written by professors that have little experience in "real world" situations. As someone who spent 15+ years working directly with a state health department, what I read in textbooks was not usually the way in went in a health department. The case studies are fun to read and engaging. They cover a variety of topics from ebola to taxing sugar sweetened beverages. I am excited to use this book to teach public health students.


    Steven M. Teutsch, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California; UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

    A book of case studies can be dry reading.  Not so the new book by Lloyd and Carole Novick and Cynthia Morrow.  Drawing on the authors’ decades of practical experience and case studies in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, this new book (and the accompanying eBook) presents a broad array of public health challenges from infectious disease and chronic disease to development of evidence-based guidelines and a system of accreditation.  Along the way the cases present the challenges of collaboration among stakeholders, resistance to change, and sensitivity to the needs and perspectives of communities and individuals.  Each case presents the challenges, the personalities, the institutions, and the paths taken.  Some were smashing successes, others show steps along the way, and many are still works in progress.  Some, such as public health ethics, include continuing conundrums.  All provoke readers to consider the options chosen and those that were not.  This is a book abut how things get done, about leadership, management, teamwork, policy, and driving change – central activities of day to day public health rather than technical details and scientific methodology (though there is some of that, too).

    These case studies are suitable for use by students and practitioners.  The discussion questions that conclude each case are an excellent starting point for groups to consider how they might have approached similar situations and what the pros and cons of the available options might be.  This tidy volume should find its way into the curricula in schools of public health, management, and policy. 

    Full Review: 
    Journal of Community Health
    Published Online - 06 March 2018
    10.1007/s10900-018-0492-2
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