261777 Evaluating performance of state and local public health top-executives

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ramon Bonzon, MPH, CPH , Member Services, ASTHO, Arlington, VA
Mary Kate Allee, MPH , Public Health Infrastructure and Systems, National Association of County & City Health Officials, Washington, DC
An integral component of many leadership development programs is the use of a 360 degree performance evaluation. Both the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have developed separately through grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, tailored 360 degree performance tools for state and local health department top-executives respectively. As the public health field evolves and is impacted by reforms in the health care system, the public health executives at state and local health departments need tools to measure their individual performance and address their development needs. ASTHO and NACCHO utilized subject matter experts to develop items (skills, knowledge, and performances) associated with successful top-executives, no matter their size, structure or governance, to be included in the 360 degree performance evaluation tools. This session will identify items shared by state and local top-executives of health departments and items unique to each position. The results of this study may influence leadership development in public health by recognizing performances associated with successful top-executives of state and local health departments, leaders in public health. The session will also share examples of how the tools have impacted performance of top-executives who have used them.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the session participants will be able to: Compare two performance evaluation tools for state and local public health department top-executives Describe common performances of state and local public health department top-executives Describe differing performances of state and local public health department top-executives

Keywords: Leadership, Workforce

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I lead manager for a leadership development and orientation program for new state health officials that has been funded for 12 years by a private foundation. I have been the lead manager for an orientation for new local health officials also funded by a private foundation now in its 5th year. I was deputy director of a regional public health leadership institute for 5 years. I have published and presented on public health leadership development.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.