Monthly Archives: November 2017

Infographic: Collectively Enhancing Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Throughout the Gulf Coast

A new article published in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice describes strategies used to collectively enhance the impact of four state-specific Mental Behavioral Health Capacity Projects and shares lessons learned from a multistate collaborative effort, flexibly designed to meet a shared mission. Author Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, and colleagues, found the Collective Impact (CI)

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Ten Years of Promises Kept: Celebrating the Impact of Public Health Department Accreditation

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN 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

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Author Interview with Research to Practice Award Winner Jennifer Torres Mosst

Congratulations to Jennifer Torres Mosst, PhD, MPH, MSSW, whose abstract “Demonstration Project to Test Medicaid Reimbursement Models for Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Los Angeles” was selected as the winner of the 2017 Research to Practice Award, co-sponsored by the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice and the APHA Health Administration Section. The Research to Practice Award solicits best

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The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) and a Public Health Mantra

by Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH, and Bernard Goldstein, MD In public health we repeat over and over again, in suitably hushed tones, the phrase “There is no major public health problem that can be solved by one discipline working alone.” Our literature contains reverent references to the need for the hyphen disciplinaries (multi-; trans- and cross-); to systems approaches, and,

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Should You Know Your Doctor’s Home Address?

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. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) Stands Out as an Outlier in Public Health Funding Support — Make Your Program One Too!

by Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD In a moment of profound reflection, following a slow deep breath, exhaled gently but completely, ask yourself the last time you recall a public health program receiving funding support of $105 million? Odds are that even after a Google search, a reasonable public health practitioner is likely to conclude never, or not in my

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Med School Professor Pursues MPH in Health Services Policy and Management to Enhance His Career

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 — Sonal Mehta already has a terminal degree, but he wants to keep learning

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JPHMP Editors Unveil New Public Health Case Studies Book at APHA in Atlanta

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice founder and editor-in-chief Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH, along with co-editors Carole Novick, BA, and Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH, signed copies of a new compilation of public health case studies released at the American Public Health Association annual conference in Atlanta on November 5, 2017. The new text, JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on

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Writing a Cover Letter to a Journal

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 explains how to write

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15 Things You Need to Know About the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP)

15 Things You Need to Know About the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) A newly released supplement in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice highlights the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP), a series of integrated, five-year projects created as part of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement and designed to strengthen healthcare in Gulf Coast communities

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