The resource library of literature pertaining to leadership development is designed to support Chronic Disease Directors and emerging leader chronic disease unit staff in improving operational capacity, such as policies and plans, administration and management, and quality improvement. The featured articles are selected from peer-reviewed literature, like Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and align with organizational capacity development best practices.
The format for each literature feature within this resource library is the same and provides relevant NACDD chronic disease competencies, an introduction/purpose, a summary, supportive detail on the application to chronic disease leadership and practice, and more. Each feature lists a theme, which can include reference to a specific STAR Framework component, or spoke: (1) Partnerships and Relationships; (2) Workforce Development; (3) Leadership; (4) Management and Administration; (5) Organizational Climate and Culture; and/or (6) Evidence-Based Public Health Practice. In addition, each feature contains reflection questions to further explore the application of practices described in the literature to public health work.
Similarly, the case stories highlight promising practices in leadership and management of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. This collection of stories features the work of various state health departments and also may connect to STAR Framework components. Topics include partnerships to address Adverse Childhood Experiences, bi-directional collaboration to advance Public Health 3.0, leadership to create a culture of results, organizational capacity building, and more.
Leadership Literature Library
- Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Public Health: Reconciling the Pulls of Practice and the Push of Research
- Collective Impact
- Fostering More-Effective Public Health by Identifying Administrative Evidence-Based Practices: A Review of the Literature
- IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work
- IHI Psychology of Change to Advance and Sustain Improvement
- Is Yours a Learning Organization?
- Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action for Public Health to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century
- Quality Improvement Interventions in Public Health Systems: A Systematic Review
Collection of Case Stories
Colorado: Cross-Cutting Teams Put Learning into Action
Iowa: Spotlight on Peer Support in Iowa’s Cross-Program Communication Strategy
Louisiana: Multi-Sector Support to Scale Evidence-Based Practice
Michigan: Leadership through Innovation and Inquiry to Advance Work to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
New Mexico: Organizational Restructuring – but First, Culture
Oregon: Developing Local Leadership to Achieve Public Health 3.0
Pennsylvania: Establishing a Collective Purpose through Transparent Communication and Inclusive Decision Making
South Carolina: Flipping the Script – Reverse Mentoring
Washington, D.C.: The Equity Imperative in DC Health’s Workforce Development Efforts
Developing Organizational Capacity to Address Root Causes of Health
In 2019, NACDD launched the Root Causes of Health Initiative (RoCHI) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This initiative helped state health departments implement improvement plans to create meaningful change addressing the root causes of health in their states by applying IHI’s Psychology of Change Framework to Enhance and Sustain Improvement.
This work is grounded in the STAR conceptual model, which includes six interrelated spokes mentioned above. State health department efforts to address root causes of health are captured in many of these spokes, including Evidence-based Public Health Practice, Leadership, and Partnerships & Relationships.
Please read more about how Michigan, Washington DC, and West Virginia built organizational capacity to address root causes of health in their states through their involvement in RoCHI.
- DC Health Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau
- West Virginia Health Equity Action Team: A Call to Action
- Michigan’s Real Adaptive Changes to Equity (MiRACE) Team