Monthly Archives: August 2017


by Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally in whatever way they like.” –Lao Tzu The end of summer and

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Using Interactive Maps to Streamline Access to Pesticide Data

by Max Richardson, MPH, MCP, and Zev Ross, MS Our article, published in a special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, examines agricultural pesticide use in California and the multiple approaches the California Environmental Health Tracking Program has taken to increase the utility and accessibility of pesticide use data for public health practice. This includes a pesticide linkage service for highly

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Arnold School of Public Health Alumna Uses Degree to Address Health Disparities as Director with Special Olympics Florida

by Erin Bluvas 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 PROFILES — If someone had told Allison Rapp that she would earn a master’s degree

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Recent JPHMP Intern Adds Up String of Successes in Public Health Communications

Johanzynn Gatewood, a recent graduate of the MPH program at University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professionals, has been awarded a health communications fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In August, she completed an extended internship with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice where she took on a number of projects from assisting

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ASTHO President’s Challenge Takes on Substance Misuse and Addiction

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Jay Butler, MD, president of the Association

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Writing the Discussion Section of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

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 for finding time to produce scholarship in the form of a manuscript or presentation. This post looks at writing the

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JPHMP Direct Adds Camelia Singletary as Editorial Assistant

JPHMP Direct, the online companion site of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, the leading practice-based public health journal, is pleased to announce that Camelia Singletary, MPH, has been hired as a part-time editorial assistant. Singletary will lend her efforts to the Journal’s ongoing social media outreach efforts and assist with developing a new podcast series as well as the JPHMP Direct newsletter.

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A Chilling Experience on the Ice: Large-Scale Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wisconsin Leads to Improved Outreach and Surveillance Efforts

by Christy Vogt, MPH, CHES and Paul Creswell, PhD It was a chilly December night in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, a summer tourism town of about 3,000 people that lies 45 minutes north of the state capitol, Madison. A hockey game finished at the local ice rink and players were goofing around with parents and friends. The fun stopped suddenly when a player

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Public Health Quality Improvement (QI): Journey to a Culture of Quality

This entry is part 9 of 41 in the series Focus on Accreditation and Innovation

by Ronald W. Chapman, MD, MPH, and William Riley, PhD 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

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