Monthly Archives: November 2016

January 2017 Issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice is Now Available

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This first 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice (JPHMP) marks our twenty-third year of publication. As we move into our third decade, major changes are underway to make our content more accessible to readers and to disseminate our findings more widely to those interested in the health of the

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A Conversation With John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, pt. 1

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tennessee Commissioner of Health, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM to discuss his Primary Prevention Initiative. As he describes in this first segment of a three-part interview, the Tennessee Department of Health is placing a renewed focus on upstream causes of disease in collaboration

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University of Florida Student Tackles HIV/AIDS in the Rural South

by Johanzynn Gatewood Students of Public Health focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. This series is guest edited by Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida-Gainesville [Full bio]. STUDENT VOICES — They say that your first internship may not always be your most impressionable

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Creating a National Dialogue Around Public Health Issues

by Jay E. Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. As our national election season comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the way that public health issues have been portrayed and how we can move forward as a nation, building on common ground

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Infographic: Recommendation for Center-Based Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends early childhood education programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving educational outcomes associated with long-term health and sufficient evidence of effectiveness in improving social- and health-related outcomes. When provided to low-income or racial and ethnic minority communities, early childhood education programs are likely to reduce educational achievement gaps, improve the health

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APHA Health Administration Section Partners With JPHMP to Present Inaugural Research to Practice Award

PUTTING RESEARCH TO PRACTICE On Nov. 1, members of the APHA Health Administration Section and the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice met at the Health Administration Section Social and Awards ceremony at APHA in Denver to celebrate and honor the first winner of the Research to Practice Award. Discussion of implementing this new collaborative award between the Health

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How can public health students make themselves competitive for employment?

 by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM The Scholarship of Public Health addresses topics relevant to scientific publishing, dissemination of evidence and best practices, and the education of current and future professionals. This column presents some considerations and best practices when producing an abstract for your manuscript or presentation. As soon as I entered academia, one of the most common

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Are We Asking Too Much From Surveys?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. Population-based surveys have become a staple for research into the socioeconomics, behaviors, and general health of

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Accreditation and Multi-Sector Collaborations to Promote Health

by Jessica Kronstadt, MPP Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the latest

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Public Health Is Inherently Political

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS As I learned while teaching my first undergraduate public health course in 2004, public health is inherently political. In attempting to present the material in an apolitical manner, I failed miserably, (as indicated by my teaching evaluations). Contributing to my failure was undoubtedly the raging presidential election, my red state address, and my relatively

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