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Succession Planning and Management in Public Health Practice

Wiesman, John MPH, CPH; Baker, Edward L. MD, MPH

Section Editor(s): Baker, Edward L. MD, MPH; Column Editor

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January/February 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 1 - p 100–101
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318272bb09
The Management Moment

This article discusses the practice of succession planning and management, emphasizing the need for a more systematic and orderly approach in public health practice. Also it explores pitfalls in managing succession planning and points toward future directions.

Clark County Public Health, Clark County, Washington (Mr Wiesman); National Association of County & City Health Officials, Washington, District of Columbia (Mr Wiesman); and Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Dr Baker).

Correspondence: Edward L. Baker, MD, MPH, Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7411, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (elbaker@email.unc.edu).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.