March 2017 Issue of the JPHMP Features a Special Supplement

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH

fte-ln-3This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a special supplement section “New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (NYS HNP).”  Amanda Reddy, of the National Center for Healthy Housing, and Rachel Riley, of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, have developed the supplement that addresses housing, a key determinant of health. Three articles focus on the results of this multi-site healthy homes initiative. In the first of these articles, Reddy and co-authors describe the program, working with homes in high-risk neighborhoods of 13 counties where 28,491 homes received an initial visit and 6,436 homes received a post-intervention visit 3-6 months later. In the second article, Gomez and co-authors evaluate this program on its impact on asthma outcomes. The third article is a cost-benefit analysis for the healthy housing asthma intervention. Two commentaries by authors for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention complete the section. Consulting editor Greg Kearney also offers a related commentary, “Moving Upstream on Asthma.”

Look for a new case study in each of our 2017 issues. The first of our new case-study series will debut in this issue. “Ending Business as Usual” authored by Paul Kuehnert of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, former director of the Kane County (Illinois) Health Department, describes the major reorganization and downsizing of that department in response to a state fiscal crisis that achieves success, including accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Follow him on Twitter. [Full Bio]