Written by Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP; Senior Investigator; Public Health Institute
Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
In response to our recent blog regarding the key characteristics of Transformational Leaders and the effects this type of leadership has on the re-design of health care systems to achieve improved community health, please see this timely and stimulating brief. The key attributes of Transformational Leaders noted within our original white paper, Using Transformational Leadership to Move Health Care Upstream are essential, particularly now as the discourse regarding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and how it is to be replaced, looms large within Congress. Health care leaders must utilize this important skill set as they engage colleagues within a broad spectrum of community agencies to examine what factors influence patient outcomes and implement collective approaches that improve the health and well-being of the population served within their geographic region. [Read more…]