Monthly Archives: February 2019

Trust: An Essential Ingredient for Becoming the Chief Health Strategist

Tulsa County 2019 Flooding

Boots on the Ground addresses the practice of public health from the perspective of those working in LHDs and will provide an informal platform for public health leaders across the country to share their stories of how public health is accomplished in real life, in real time. The series is intended to showcase the work done by LHDs and to

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PHNCI Partners with Center for Sharing Public Health Services to Launch the Cross-sector Innovation Initiative

This entry is part 20 of 42 in the series Focus on Accreditation and Innovation

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP The challenges facing communities today are complex and stem from a variety of systems, policies, and environmental factors that impact health, often disproportionately. Public health departments have always worked to prevent the spread of disease and keep communities safe, addressing those factors that occur outside of clinical practice while also providing direct care when needed.

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How Do Machines Learn? Part I: They Train

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are common buzzwords that seem to be everywhere in 2019. Every corner of society is affected by the rise of the machines along with a sense of wonder and fear as to what this means for humanity. Will the machines take all of our jobs? Can machines really think, and at what point do we

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State Health Officials–Defining Success and Identifying Critical Success Factors

Being Better Messengers
This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Management Moments

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH, MSc Drawing upon the popular column published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Management Moments with Public Health Leaders is a new series appearing bimonthly on JPHMP Direct and will consist of video interviews with authors appearing in the column. Little is known about the personal and professional characteristics or organizational factors that make state

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Academic Job Interview, Part IV: The Negotiation

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 post offers advice on getting an academic job interview. If you’re reading this post, you’ve hopefully gotten a formal offer of employment from the university of your

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A Standardized Approach is Needed to Address Social Determinants of Health

Prevent Hepatitis A Homeless
This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

by Colleen Bridger, PhD, MPH The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 55 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six

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Epidemiology Student Hopes to Enhance the Lives of Humans and Animals Around the World

by Leigh Ellyn Preston, MPH Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — In 2017, I participated in a study abroad trip to Quito, Ecuador. Part of the requirements for the trip was to develop a project to complete while living in Ecuador for the

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The Editor’s Podcast: March 2019 Issue and PH WINS

The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick will appear with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and will offer a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Novick looks at articles appearing in

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PH WINS Reveals Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Now What?

by Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA For more information about PH WINS 2017, please visit This post was published with permission from the author and originally appeared on the de Beaumont Foundation blog. Please visit  the de Beaumont Foundation for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. When the de Beaumont Foundation first launched the Public

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