ERIC Number: EJ1113759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Federal Public Health Service: In Retrospect and Prospects
Kolbe, Lloyd J.
Health Education & Behavior, v43 n5 p509-517 Oct 2016
In this article, I offer a retrospective case study about my early, short-term work within the U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and then my later, longer-term work within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I endeavored for two decades largely to help our nation's schools improve health and associated education outcomes. First, for context, I briefly portray the nature of our related political and public health systems. I then frame this retrospective by illustrating how my serial employment within other public health system organizations led to, and then resulted from, my work within these two federal public health agencies. To represent the many talented individuals in each organization with whom I had the good fortune to work, I name only one in each organization. I then characterize how these individuals and organizations progressively shaped my work and career. I conclude by speculating about prospects for academic institutions to more purposefully prepare students and faculty to work within federal government public health agencies.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Health Promotion, Public Health, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Children, Adolescents, Public Agencies, Colleges
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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