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Community leadership is both a popular concept and a central part of public health. As someone who represents and protects the community’s interests, the community leader plays an indispensable role in the community. Therefore, it means that there are important traits or qualities that help in the identification of a community leader.
First, a community leader should be intelligent. Intelligence helps the community leader to grasp all the salient features of public health and the community’s interests. Intelligence endows the leader with the competence needed for handling difficulties that accost him and the community. The leader should also be emotionally and socially intelligent. Both social and emotional intelligence gives the leader cultural competence. According to Knight (2014), A culturally competent leader can interact with variegated or pluralistic socio-cultural groups in a community or different communities.
The community leader should be empathetic enough to understand how the community perceives him as the leader. The leader should not only be acquainted with the community members’ feelings but also be able to comprehend the community’s various viewpoints. By this virtue, the community comes to view the leader as a caring and credible person.
Examples of types of community leaders in public health
There are many outstanding community leaders in public health. Patty Hayes and Marcus Plescia are two of them. Patty Hayes, RN, MN is the director of Public Health in Seattle-King County. Hayes was at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle, bringing calm and urgency and representing the best of public health. She helped contain the spread of the Coronavirus and kept her jurisdiction updated on pertinent issues such as safety measures and death rates.
Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH has vast experience in public service. Dr. Plescia has discharged public health leadership roles at the federal, local, and state levels. For instance, he has served as the director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s national cancer control programs and the county director for public health in Charlotte, N.C. He ably discharged roles similar to Hayes’ at the height of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Characteristics of effective community leadership that are utilized at the practicum site
There are many characteristics that nursing practice borrows from effective community leadership. Bromley, et al. (2018) advise that some of these characteristics are self-awareness, relational management skills, and social awareness. A self-aware nurse, like a community leader, should understand his or her abilities and limits. Relational management skills help nurses to use interpersonal relationships to manage emergencies, conflicts, and projects. Nurses with a good sense of social awareness should be able to nurture and develop good social awareness skills such as active listening and the ability to read and respect people’s (patients’) emotions and needs.
Bromley, E., et al. (2018). Community Partnering for Behavioral Health Equity: Public Agency and Community Leaders’ Views of its Promise and Challenge. Ethnicity & disease [Ethn Dis], 28(2), 397-406;
Knight, E. K. (2014). Shifting public health practice to advance health equity: recommendations from experts and community leaders. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 20(2) 188-196 DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31829959fb