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Ten lessons in public health : inspiration for tomorrow's leaders

Author: Alfred Sommer
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
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Triumph, tragedy, frustration, and elation await those who set off on careers in public health, and Ten Lessons in Public Health is destined to become a classic book that puts the field into  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sommer, Alfred, 1942-
Ten lessons in public health.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012035330
Named Person: Alfred Sommer; Alfred Sommer; Alfred Sommer
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Sommer
ISBN: 1421409054 9781421409054
OCLC Number: 847623271
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 83 pages)
Contents: Go where the problems are --
Get into the field --
Forget the job description --
Don't count on things staying the same --
Follow most, but not all, of the rules --
Collect good data --
even if you don't yet know what important questions they might answer --
Remember your humanity --
Use data to set policy --
If you think you're right, keep pushing --
Take the long view.
Responsibility: Alfred Sommer.

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