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Managing for Health


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Introduction 1. The Policy Context and Growing Importance of Health 2. The Public Health Function 3. Exploring Managing for Health 4. Managers for Health: Skills and Knowledge Frameworks 5. Information Needs for Managing Health 6. Research Informed Public Health 7. Developing Leadership and Management for Health 8. Conclusion

About the Author

David J. Hunter is Professor of Health Policy and Management, School for Health, Durham University where he heads up the Centre for Public Policy and Health. He is Chair of the UK Public Health Association. His research interests are in public health policy and implementation. He is author of Public Health Policy (Polity) and co-editor with Sian Griffiths of New Perspectives in Public Health (Radcliffe), now in its second edition.


'In this timely and highly readable book, David Hunter and his colleagues demonstrate the importance of leadership in achieving better health in an increasingly complex world. It will be essential reading for those delivering better health but it also deserves to be read, and hopefully understood, by their political masters.' - "Martin McKee CBE, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine" 'This is an important book, which argues cogently that health (and not only health services) has to be managed, and that public health practitioners and managers have to be equipped, through good management development programmes to manage for health. It deserves not only to be widely read throughout Europe -- but, more importantly, the conclusions should be implemented.' - "Philip C. Berman, Director, European Health Management Association"

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