Public Health Administration

Public Health 101: An overview of the Michigan Public Health System

Public Health 3.0

Public Health 3.0- Numerous Resources including slides, Public Health 3.0 white paper, regional listening session summaries, and recommendations.
NACCHO Public Health 3.0 Issue Brief- NACCHO commentary on Public Health 3.0
Virginia Video on Public Health 3.0- Short 3 minute 2017 video from the Virginia Department of Health regarding Public Health 3.0.
Advancing Public Health 3.0: The Role for Local Practitioners- 25 minute video by the main author on Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action for Public Health to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century (see below reference), Dr. Karen DeSalvo, from the Midwestern Public Training Center, as presented at the April 18-19, 2017 MINK Conference in Overland Park, KS.
Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action for Public Health to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century- 2017 Journal Article on Public Health 3.0.


Adaptive Leadership Explained in 4 Minutes- The key concepts of the Adaptive Leadership Framework created by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky at the Harvard Kennedy School, explained in 4 minutes or less with the help of graphics.
Adaptive Leadership and Public Health--  5 minute video from NACCHO:   “Local health officials and their staff are exploring innovative partnerships with other agencies in health care and beyond and identifying new ways of operating within and influencing the economic and social conditions of our health system. Such work demands a new kind of leadership – a transition from our typical spheres of influence and authority to mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive. Adaptive Leadership is a practical framework for leading consequential change in the midst of significant market and sociopolitical transformation.” Visit NACCHO to learn more.


Supervisory Tools- From Dartmouth, a collection of about 2 dozen tools, from various sources, to enhance supervisory skills.
Essential Supervisory Skills- From the University of Washington, this is a straightforward general resource for supervisors of all types (111 pages). Includes many exercises from a variety of experts.


Management Library- This comprehensive resource provides guidance for a number of management issues. From Authenticity Counseling, Minneapolis, MN

Contracts and Grants

EGrams (Electronic Grants Administration Management System- This is the tool for local health department management of contracts with MDHHS. Us of the whole system requires a password, but there are numerous useful documents available.

Budget and Finance

Instructions for Annual Budget- From the MDHHS EGrAMS system, this document outlines budget development for the local health department/MDHHS contract (Comprehensive Contract).

Community Engagement

Principles of Community Engagement- This document, from the CDC,et al., is an extensive 2011 publication covering concepts, models, frameworks, priniciples of community engagement, etc. and has numerous references. 

Working with Organized Labor

Ten Simple Rules for Managing in a Unionized Setting- 10 practical suggestions for managing organized staff; from Keith McCown and Workforce (an HR consultant company, part of Human Capital Media).

Conflict Resolution

The Five Steps to Conflict Resolution- Short article from the American Management Association, January, 2019.

Workplace Safety

Workplace Violenc Handouts- From the Incident Management Team (Novi), this document outlines assessment, management and prevention of workplace violence.
General Checklist to Help Prevent Workplace Violence- From the Incident Management Team (Novi), this checklist will help assess a workplace’s preparedness to prevent/manage workplace violence.
LHD Response to Intentional Mass Casualties- 2019 NACCHO presentation.
Vegas Stronger- 2019 NACCHO presentation.

Public Health Advisory Council

Public Health Advisory Council- General link to description and 2017 & 2018 Reports