Creating the Management Academy for Public Health: Relationships are primary

Edward L. Baker, Claude Earl Fox, Susan B. Hassmiller, Barbara J. Sabol, C. Charles Stokes

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True collaboration among large federal agencies is rare, as is that among large and influential national foundations. The collaboration between two major government health agencies (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration) and three major health foundations (the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation) to create the Management Academy for Public Health is unprecedented in public health over the past quarter century. We attribute this success to the unique combination of a strong foundation of relationships between the partners and a commitment to generative dialogue throughout the design and implementation of the program. The success and sustainability of the Academy derive directly from these critical success factors, serving as an exemplary model for future collaborative endeavors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-429
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2006


  • Collaboration
  • Management Academy for Public Health
  • Management development
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy


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