This book provides a multidisciplinary compendium of research pertaining to aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It focuses on paramount public health, social, behavioral, and biological concerns as they relate to the needs of older minorities. The book is divided into four parts covering psychology, public health/biology, social work, and sociology of minority gang. The book focuses on the needs of four major race and ethnic groups: Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, black/African American, and Native American. It also includes both inter- and intra-race and ethnic group research for insights regarding minority aging. The chapters focus on an array of subject areas that are recognized as being critical to understanding the well-being of minority elders. These include psychology (cognition, stress, mental health, personality, sexuality, religion, neuroscience, discrimination); medicine/nursing/public health (mortality and morbidity, disability, health disparities, long-term care, genetics, nutritional status, health interventions, physical functioning); social work (aging, caregiving, housing, social services, end-of-life care); and sociology (Medicare, socioeconomic status (SES), work and retirement, social networks, context/neighborhood, ethnography, gender, demographics).
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This book guides readers through the process of developing a policy analysis. It illustrates questions to be addressed by using general policy issues as well as childhood obesity as a specific example. The book discusses specific areas of politics, policy, health, policy analysis, data, and analytical studies that will be important as readers work their way through the text. The statement of the policy issue is a very precise statement that narrows the focus of their area of concern to a specific area and geopolitical unit. The book deals with the importance of understanding the role of values in the political process. It explains the importance of coalitions, advocacy, and compromise in the political process and deals with the criteria for success, laying the foundation for policy evaluation and developing specific and measurable goals for their policy to achieve. The book further covers the systematic review of policy options within the framework. It discusses the various issues that readers will confront in evaluating one alternative versus another. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of incrementalism and the role of evidence-based policy. Finally, the book deals with two different parts of the framework: recommendation and strategies. The most important element in terms of strategy is to gain a sense from policy makers how much political capital they are willing to expend to make this proposal a reality.
Many social service leaders with only a focus on promoting social justice had become increasingly aware that to grow, they needed to incorporate more financial and business management practices into their nonprofit organizations. Leaders in the for-profit world are becoming more concerned about the need for social responsibility and promoting programs that not only made a profit but also reflected a social justice perspective. This book explicitly integrates social justice principles into the management of a nonprofit organization. The book discusses the history of the development of nonprofit management up to the present day. It addresses legal and ethical considerations, organizational planning and staff management, finance, public relations, fundraising, public advocacy and volunteerism, program design and grant development, governance and board development, developing an international nonprofit, information technology, career development, and creating a nonprofit/social entrepreneurship organization. Additional chapters address quality improvement, mentoring, and proposal writing. The text is ideal for students and faculty in social service administration, human service leadership, social work management, public and community health, public administration, and health care administration and management.
This book helps readers to learn how to become an effective nursing home administrator. First and foremost, the nursing home administrator is the leader of the facility. His or her management style impacts facility life every day. The book explores what management is: what managers do and how to think and function as a manager. The art of management is broken down into its basic functions: forecasting, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling quality, innovating, and marketing. Each of these basic functions is explored in depth. When the reader has mastered an understanding of these functions, he or she is prepared with the basic skills needed to be the administrator of a facility. The book then explains how to plan employment needs and to recruit, train, evaluate, pay, and discipline staff and how the financial system works and the risks assumed in operating a health care facility. The administrator functions within the framework of federal, state, and local laws. The major laws that control day-to-day life in the facility are explored, such as labor laws, workplace safety laws, and the Americans with Disabilities accessibility guidelines for nursing facilities. Successfully administering a nursing home is one of the most complex and challenging tasks that can be undertaken and one of the most rewarding professional commitments available in the health care field. The nursing home administrator and the director of nursing are uniquely responsible for the quality of care and quality of life of the residents/patients and staff in their facility. The licensed nursing home administrator is qualified to be the successful administrator of a hospital and all the health care organizations in the long-term care continuum: life care communities, home health agencies, hospice, assisted living, and senior living centers.
This book is intended to introduce the exciting, challenging, stimulating, and inspiring world of behavioral intervention research. It is about the science and state-of-the-art practices in designing, evaluating, and then translating, implementing, and disseminating novel behavioral interventions for maximum impact on the health and well-being of individuals, families, and their communities. Each chapter tackles critical considerations in behavioral intervention research. The approach is to be as broad and inclusive as possible of the many nuances, intricacies, and issues in this form of inquiry. The book covers a wide range of topics including examining the heart of the matter or strategies for developing behavioral interventions including the pipeline for advancing interventions, the role of theory, intervention delivery characteristics, standardizing treatments, and use of technology. This is followed by evaluative considerations including selecting control groups; identifying recruitment, retention, and fidelity strategies; using mixed methodologies; and ethical challenges. Then the book examines outcome measures and analytic considerations including economic evaluations for maximizing the yield of trial data, and how implementation science can inform the development and advancement of behavioral interventions. Finally, the book explores a host of professional issues unique to this form of inquiry including challenges in staffing behavioral interventionist studies, how to obtain funding for developing and evaluating an intervention, and what, when, and where to publish. Case examples from successful behavioral intervention trials are used throughout each chapter to illustrate key concepts.
This book provides leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations with theoretical and conceptual frameworks, approaches, and strategies that will enable them to manage organizations that are financially sustainable. The book aims to equip students and nonprofit leaders with the information and conceptual frameworks needed to do financial analyses, manage budgets, and conduct various operations for organizational and financial sustainability. People have a tendency to think of financial sustainability almost exclusively in financial terms. The book argues that financial sustainability involves both financial and nonfinancial facets. To that end it provides a systemic conceptual framework. The chapters are articulated around four sections. The first part introduces the concepts of nonprofit organizations and financial sustainability. The second part is about key aspects of organization and planning for sustainability in a nonprofit organization. The third part discusses issues that are vital to the financial sustainability of a nonprofit organization. The last part emphasizes the contributions of management and leadership practices to the financial sustainability of nonprofit organizations. The book may serve as an introductory textbook for future leaders of nonprofit organizations, as well as students in schools or programs of nonprofit leadership, human service leadership, social work, public and community health, organization management, public administration, education, and other similar fields.
This book supports the missions of various outstanding organizations devoted to the growing field of public health nutrition to promote optimal health and well-being of communities and populations through nutrition-related services, program planning, interventions, and policy, environmental, and systems change. These include the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, the World Public Health Nutrition Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Food and Nutrition working group of the American Public Health Association, the Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition, and the Southeastern University Consortium on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition, among others. The book is organized into four main parts. Part one includes history and principles of public health nutrition, introduction to nutritional epidemiology, behavioral aspects of public health nutrition, and an overview of food policy. Part two includes cultural aspects of nutrition, health promotion within communities, and a focus on interprofessional practice in rural, urban, and global public health nutrition settings. Part three includes methods of community nutrition assessment, program planning, and public health nutrition intervention delivery and evaluation. Part four includes current nutrition-related health issues, professional development needs and strategies, sustainability concerns, food systems and environmental health trends, and opportunities. Each chapter provides learning objectives, key concepts, a glossary of terms, and a variety of learning resources including case studies, reflective questions, suggestions for learning activities, and resources for further study. It is the sincere hope of the editors and authors that this book will be an effective tool for training and inspiring future public health nutrition professionals to engage in transformative practice everywhere in the world to nourish the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of all human beings.
The ambulatory practice is the backbone of the United States health care system. Ambulatory practices exist in many forms – from solo, private, family medicine practices to the multispecialty, outpatient clinic enterprise of a large health system. The ambulatory practice offers many opportunities to enhance the care delivery process. Two of the more fundamental opportunities, which in the current environment are of import for future healthcare leaders, include cost and convenience. An ambulatory practice can be structured to provide high quality healthcare services with much reduced overhead from the traditional inpatient setting. The ambulatory practice setting is cost-effective, aligning well with one of the Triple Aim’s goal of lowering per capita expenditures, thus, creating an opportunity for societal benefit. Ambulatory care provides patients with choice and convenience given the ability to locate services proximate to patient demand. These qualities of the ambulatory practice among the others described in the book require a fundamentally different approach to management compared to the inpatient setting. As value-based reimbursement propels services to the lowest cost settings and patients’ expectations for convenient, accessible, affordable healthcare rise, a well-managed ambulatory practice is a necessary and vital component of an effective and efficient healthcare delivery system. This book provides current and future leaders with a thorough understanding of the foundations of a well-managed ambulatory practice. Commencing with the storied history of ambulatory care in the United States, The Well-Managed Ambulatory Practice takes readers on an evidence-informed journey designed to expand their knowledge about the unique aspects of ambulatory practice personnel; finances; quality, safety, and experience; organization; strategy; and operations. With the accelerating pace of ambulatory practice development and complexity, the book serves as an excellent source of contemporary knowledge and skills specific to leading and managing in the ambulatory setting.
This textbook provides a unique case study approach to public health emergencies through the combined perspective of both the 2020 10 Essential Public Health Services and the 2021 Master of Public Health Foundational Competencies. For the ease of the reader to approach learning about the roles that they may be called upon to play in addressing public health emergencies, this book is logically arranged into three parts. In the first part, “Fundamentals of Public Health Emergency Preparedness”, the reader gains an overall perspective of public health emergencies. The second part, “Lessons Learned from Actual Incidents”, is the “heart” of the book in the sense that it provides case studies that clearly demonstrate the application of the Essential Public Health Services using Foundational Competencies through activities undertaken by public health workers at different levels; namely, frontline staff, program managers and supervisors, and executive directors and leaders. By the articulation of specific activities to address disasters using the competencies needed to prepare and respond to actual public health emergencies in the case studies, the reader can gain knowledge and insights and then incorporate the lessons learned into their own learning. In the future, when they are working in public health settings and confronted with public health disasters, readers will be able to better respond knowing the vocabulary, incident command structure, and approaches best suited to the public health emergency. The third part of the book, “Special Considerations”, provides the reader with some of the cross-cutting issues confronting public health workers in disaster settings. Public health law, for example, serves as the basis for public health action and supports public health officers in issuing health officer orders for quarantine, isolation, travel restrictions, curtailment or limitation of business and restaurant operations, and vaccination prioritization all of which have been used in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assisted Living Administration and Management, 2nd Edition:Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care
This book makes a timely and essential contribution to professional training and is a welcome resource for those dedicated to improving long-term care services for older adults. It reflects the way society views the growing elderly population and the implications of this demographic trend for the field of long-term care. Long-term care continues to be the fastest growing segment of the healthcare industry; there is a critical need to educate and train a core of professional personnel with the knowledge and skills to address the complex issues in aging, health, and human services. The book aims to provide a useful reference of content information, effective practices, and model programs in elder care related to assisted living/residential care (
AL/ RC) administration. Similar to the first edition, this book is based on the core competencies required to operate assisted living communities. It contains five parts; each part focuses on a core competency in assisted living administration such as organizational management, human resources management, business and financial management, environmental management, and resident care management. The book embraces chapter features such as useful learning objectives, case studies, effective practices, and model programs in elder care that are relevant to assisted living communities. New chapters in this edition address topics such as inter-professional practice; home- and community-based services; information and communication technology; LGBTQand other diverse groups; memory care; and palliative and hospice care. Importantly, the book is based on core competencies required to operate assisted living communities, and each of its five parts focuses on a core competency (i.e., domain of practice). The book serves as a useful reference for professionals who are associated with AL/ RCorganizations. It can also function as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in gerontology, health administration, and long-term care administration that focus on assisted living/residential care administration.