Download and read online Leading Through Collaboration in PDF and EPUB This practical guide provides a philosophical framework and a basic set of problem-solving skills that can make successful collaboration a reality.
Download and read online Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration in PDF and EPUB Rapid changes in healthcare and public health offer tremendous opportunities to focus on process improvement. Public health departments and agencies increasingly work collaboratively with hospitals and other community partners to promote knowledge and improve collective impact through public and private sector coalitions. Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration brings together population health experts and leaders to examine evidence-based intervention strategies, case studies in health departments and hospitals, health equity issues, core competencies, public health campaigns, step-by-step collaboration advice, and much more. Each chapter is written by a population health leader shaped by his or her experience implementing change in a community’s health, to demonstrate innovative methods and tools for building and leading sustainable community coalitions to effect real change. Designed to prepare population health workers in public health and healthcare settings to develop strategies for improved population health, this book is required reading for public health managers and health administrators as well as students enrolled in population health courses.
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Download and read online Leading Collaborative Architectural Practice in PDF and EPUB "The book is structured in five parts that present the history and contemporary conditions that shape today's building industry, the tools and tactics needed to develop and foster collaboration amongst various project stakeholders, and explores the changing nature of the workforce, emerging technologies, and innovative business models that will impact the future of our practice. Each of the parts is briefly outlined below"--
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Download and read online Public Innovation Through Collaboration and Design in PDF and EPUB While innovation has long been a major topic of research and scholarly interest for the private sector, it is still an emerging theme in the field of public management. While ‘results-oriented’ public management may be here to stay, scholars and practitioners are now shifting their attention to the process of management and to how the public sector can create ‘value’. One of the urgent needs addressed by this book is a better specification of the institutional and political requirements for sustaining a robust vision of public innovation, through the key dimensions of collaboration, creative problem-solving, and design. This book brings together empirical studies drawn from Europe, the USA and the antipodes to show how these dimensions are important features of public sector innovation in many Western democracies with different conditions and traditions. This volume provides insights for practitioners who are interested in developing an innovation strategy for their city, agency, or administration and will be essential reading for scholars, practitioners and students in the field of public policy and public administration.
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