CommentariesChange Resistors People Who Block Change Initiatives and 5 Tips to Overcome ResistanceArmbruster, Sonja MA; Moran, John PhD, MBA, CMQ/OE, CQIA, CMC; Beitsch, Leslie MD, JDAuthor Information Division of Community Health Planning, Sedgwick County Health Department, Wichita, Kansas (Ms Armbruster); Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC (Dr Moran); University of Minnesota School of Public Health (Dr Moran); and Center for Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee (Dr Beitsch). Correspondence: Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD, Center for Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: September/October 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p 483-484 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182800173 Buy Metrics In Brief This commentary describes “change resistors,” people who block change initiatives, encountered along the winding road of change within health departments, and provides 5 strategies for overcoming change resistors. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.