Monthly Archives: April 2018

Professional Networking in the Digital Age

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. How and why should public health professionals create a strong network in the digital age? This is a question that I pondered after Dr. Katie Heinrich asked me to guest lecture on the topic in her professional development

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New Infographic: Identifying Overweight and Obesity in Schoolchildren

A new article published in the May/June 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, which focuses on State and Local Obesity Policies, examines the prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren aged 6 months to 15 years old, in São Paulo state, Brazil. To assess nutritional status, author Fernanada Seyr Pozza, MD, and colleagues, calculated the body-mass

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Fifteen Key Facts About PHAB Accreditation

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jessica Kronstadt, MPP Did you know that, just by reading the May/June Supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, you can learn a lot about the value and impact of health department accreditation? The supplement is chock full of tidbits of information, but fifteen of those are highlighted here. Accreditation

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CEPH Accreditation for Schools and Programs of Public Health

JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners

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Introducing a New Series: Cross-Sector Collaboration in Accra, Ghana

Do you ever feel frustrated—or sad—that your collaborations don’t work out the way you thought they would? You’re not the only one. I spent decades experiencing and observing this challenge in development and international health, so I decided to work to create better evidence so that collaborations could become more effective. I started with a systematic review of cross-sector collaboration

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Income Lost from Snow Days*

by Guest Contributor Stas Kolenikov “I’d like to thank my friend and colleague Dr. Stas Kolenikov for contributing to this month’s guest blog. Dr. Kolenikov is a Senior Associate at Abt Associates Inc. He publishs papers in academic journals related to economics, psychology, sociology, and survey methodology. In other walks of life, he bikes the roads and hikes the trails

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