Why Effective Team Building is Important in Public Health with Director of Strategy and Performance Gina Febbraro, MPH

Why is team building important to boost overall performance management in a public health organization?  In this episode, you will get real-world tips about creating effective teams, and why strategy and performance management are keys to public health implementation success. Sometimes, we can be so passionate about our causes that we lose sight what is priority given the circumstance, the needs of our stakeholders, and your resources capacity (money, time and workforce). You also will learn how to strategize your resources and leverage our partnerships by building teams with common interest that are seasonal, based on expertise, and timing. Gina Febbraro, MPH, currently serves as the Director of Strategy and Performance for the Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). In this role, Gina supports programs in the Division on strategic planning, performance management and quality improvement initiatives and projects.  Connect with Gina Febbraro on Linkedin.  

This is the “What is Public Health Podcast” with your host Dr. Kee Chan. Public Health is the invisible force that keeps you healthy everyday, and I bet you didn’t even know it. This podcast is your source of the latest trend in public health, is a place to refresh your skill set and get quick tips on professional development so you can do your best work in serving the public. Discover the many, different, and exciting careers in public health. Connect with stories from people impacted by public health.  To learn more about public health, connect with me at http://www.whatispublichealthpodcast.com

Lessons Learned from Public Health Practice with Richard Sewell

You will learn the roles of local, state and governmental department in public health. We will specifically discuss the roles of infectious disease management, especially in handling the coronavirus outbreak, and what you can do to prevent infections. 

Richard Sewell has a long history of involvement in health and human services policy formulation, management, and community affairs in the Chicago area.  He was Executive Director of the health systems agency for Suburban Cook County and DuPage County, Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and Executive Director of the Chicago Health Policy Council at the University of Chicago, and former Associate Dean of Public Health Practice at the University of Illinois Chicago.  Richard will share his lessons learned in management and leadership working in public health practice.  

Contact with Richard Sewell at richiehuston@gmail.com

Questions we explored in the interview:

What is the role of public health department in containing the spread of the coronavirus?

  1. What can the general public do to help in addressing infectious disease management?
  2. What are different careers path in Public Health?
  3. What is the difference between public health “research” and public health “practice” ?
  4. What do you know now that you didn’t know then?  
  5. What is the gap in our public health training?
  6. What are the three top public health issues are we still dealing with?
  7. What are the upstream factors that impacts violence and downstream factors impacted by violence?
  8. What is golden nugget of advice to public health professionals?
  9. What is Richard Sewell’s up to now?

Pre-order the Textbook “Advanced Management and Leadership in Population Health” Richard Sewell and Kee Chan (Publisher Jones and Bartlett Learning Publication date Fall 2020) 

Interested in being a guest on my podcast? Contact Dr. Kee Chan at keechanphd@gmail.com