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PUBH 8636 Practicum II: Capstone Experience in Public Health: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PUBH 8636 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Covello, V. (2003). Best Practices in public health risk and crisis communication. Journal of Health Communication, 1(8), 5–9.

Fernandez, C. (2008). Managing the difficult conversation. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 14(3), 317–319.

George, B., Sims, P., McLean, A., & Mayer, D. (2007). Discovering your authentic leadership. Harvard Business Review, 85(2), 129–138.

Heifetz, R. A., & Laurie, D. L. (2001). The work of leadership. Harvard Business Review, 79(11), 131–141.

Hoffman, B. (2008). Health care reform and social movements in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 98, S69–S79.

Logan, J., Beatty, M., Woliver, R., Rubinstein, E., & Averbach, A. (2005). Creating a bridge between data collection and program planning: A technical assistance model to maximize the use of HIV/AIDS surveillance and service utilization data for planning purposes. AIDS Education & Prevention, 17, 68–78.

Mello, M., Pomeranz, J., & Moran, P. (2008). The interplay of public health law and industry self-regulation: The case of sugar-sweetened beverage sales in schools. American Journal of Public Health, 98(4), 595–604.

Minkler, M. (2004). Ethical challenges for the “outside” researcher in community-based participatory research. Health Education & Behavior, 31(6), 684–697.

Moore, K., Edgar, B., & McGuinness, D. (2008). Implementation of an automated, real-time public health surveillance system linking emergency departments and health units: Rationale and methodology. CJEM: The Journal of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 10(2), 114–119.

Quin, S. C. (2004). Ethics in public health research: Protecting human subjects: The role of the community advisory boards. American Journal of Public Health, 94(6), 918–922.

Regidor, E., de la Fuente, L., Gutierrez-Fisac, J., Mateo, S., Pascual, C., Sanchez-Paya, J., et al. (2007). The role of the public health official in communicating public health information. American Journal of Public Health, 97, S93–S97.

Rudd, R., Kaphingst, K., Colton, T., Gregoire, J., & Hyde, J. (2004). Rewriting public health information in plain language. Journal of Health Communication, 9(3), 195–206.

Schmalz, K. J., & Goldman, K. D. (2006). Personal “pix”: Producing powerful professional portfolios. Health Promotion Practice, 7, 372–375.

Shah, A., Faundes, A., Machoki, M., Bataglia, V., Amokrane, F., Donner, A., et al. (2008). Methodological considerations in implementing the WHO global survey for monitoring maternal and perinatal health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 86(2), 126–131.

Thomas, J., Sage, M., Dillenberg, J., & Guillory, V. J. (2002). A code of ethics for public health. American Journal of Public Health, 92(7), 1057–1059.

Vandenbroucke, J., von Elm, Erik, Altman, D., Gøtzsche, P., Mulrow, C., Pocock, S., Poole, C., Schlesselman, J., & Egger, M. (2007). Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE): Explanation and elaboration. Annals of Internal Medicine, 147(8), 163–194.

Woolf, S., Johnson, R., Phillips Jr., R., & Philipsen, M. (2007). Giving everyone the health of the educated: An examination of whether social change would save more lives than medical advances. American Journal of Public Health, 97(4), 679–683.

Wray, R., Becker, S., Henderson, N., Glik, D., Jupka, K., Middleton, S., et al. (2008). Communicating with the public about emerging health threats: Lessons from the pre-event message development project. American Journal of Public Health, 98(12), 2214–2222.

Wynia, M. (2005). Judging public health research: Epistemology, public health and the law. American Journal of Bioethics, 5(6), 4–7.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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