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Leadership in Public Health

Leaders need to be the champion of managing the tension between current reality and the ideals towards which an organization aims. Good leaders are often visionary. They are creative individuals who can inspire others to support their vision and mission and move an organization forward. Strong leaders need to negotiate a balance between creativity and organizational skills, and particularly, to manage the tension that exists between the current state of the organization and where it needs to go in the future. As Peter Senge noted in his model of change, this tension can be the energy that drives the organization and its employees towards positive change. Tensions can arise within public health or in an organization during times of change. Leaders can facilitate change and harness the tension that arises in a creative and beneficial way. Without vision there is no creative tension.
Heart disease is a chronic health issue that presents challenges to public health.
(Using a literature search as needed together with a bibliography address the following);

1. How do you foster the change process with regards to heart disease? (propose strategies to facilitate the change process with regards to heart disease within the community)
2. What is the â??creative tensionâ? with regards to heart disease? What are the tensions that arise from the difference between current reality and the public health goal regarding heart disease?

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In order to foster the change process in regards to heart disease, there must be an innovative approach to enlightening the community about the benefits of changing their views of heart disease and its ramifications. In order to facilitate this change in an efficient and effective way, you must first develop a thorough knowledge base about heart disease, and become intimately familiar with all aspects of this disease. Once you have developed a great deal of knowledge about heart disease and its ramifications, then you can develop a detailed vision as to how you would enlighten the community about heart disease and its perils. Once you have developed a vision of what you want to accomplish, then it is essential that you develop a detailed strategy as to how you will make your vision a reality within the community. The strategy that has been developed in regards to fostering the change process in regards to help disease, should contain ...