Monthly Archives: May 2018

Never Quit Trying: Reengaging Tobacco Users in Statewide Cessation Services (Infographic)

A new article published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice examines the effectiveness of multiple outreach methods on reengagement of tobacco users in a statewide cessation program. Author Katrina Vickerman, PhD, and colleagues, determined the percentage of participants who reenrolled in QUITPLAN Services or a phone cessation program, and whether differences depended on if

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Choosing an Academic Team and Being a Team Player: Part I

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. One of the biggest challenges for

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Key Themes of NORC’s Evaluation of PHAB Accreditation

Q&A with Michael Meit, MA, MPH; Alexa Siegfried, MPH; and Megan Heffernan, MPH NORC at the University of Chicago is a nonprofit social-science research organization that has been evaluating aspects of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation program for the past ten years. In the recent supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on the impact of

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Using Participatory Action Research to Overcome Public Health Obstacles

by Audra Gold I was first introduced to the Change Agents: Applying Cross-Sector Collaboration project as a graduate research assistant at Georgetown during the initial systematic review on cross-sector collaboration (CSC) literature in developing countries. Knowing that cross-sector collaboration is an effective method for achieving public health challenges, we thought that there would be a solid evidence base for CSC in developing

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