142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Gauging the organizational health of national public health associations: A determinant of their capacity to have an impact on human health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Mahesh Shukla, MD, DrPH, MPA , Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, Management Sciences for Health, Arlington, VA
National public health associations (PHA) are key partners with governments and the public in defining ways and means to improve, protect and promote the public’s health. One of the key determinants of a PHA’s effectiveness as an advocate for better and appropriate public health practice and policies is its organizational capacity. This includes its governance. This presentation will share the results of a survey conducted by the World Federation of Public Health Associations in association with Management Science for Health of WFPHA member PHAs around the world, to gauge their governance capacity and the issues they face with respect to organizational governance.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe and discuss the results of an online survey of national public health associations.

Keyword(s): Leadership, Management

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator of several surveys and studies conducted by the USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project in the field of governance of health systems especially in low- and middle-income countries. I have designed and implemented the LMG Project’s health governance and health system strengthening interventions and measured their effectiveness in capacity constrained and fragile environments. Among my scientific interests are the practices of effective governance in the context of health.
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.