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 (email@example.com).
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.