Monthly Archives: April 2019

Meet the Student Editors of the Northwestern Public Health Review

by Grace Bellinger, Margaret Walker, and Virginia Nowakowski Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Words carry weight. From relaying the latest big data trends in medical research to telling refugees’ stories of struggle within the health care system, words have the power to

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How Do Machines Learn? Part III: They Recover

Check out the first two parts of this series, HOW DO MACHINES LEARN? PART I: THEY TRAIN and HOW DO MACHINES LEARN? PART II: THEY FIGHT. Boxer George Foreman fought his last match in November 1997. Foreman had an astounding 30-year professional career where he went toe-to-toe with most of the greats of his era. I remember watching his last

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Podcast with New York Times Author Linda Villarosa on “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis”

by Camelia Singletary, MPH 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 this episode, Linda Villarosa joins me to talk about the ongoing health disparities faced by pregnant African American women. This

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Measles in New York:  The Outbreak, the Response, and the Potential Unintended Consequences

This month’s “Boots on the Ground” column is a bit different from the first two columns. First, because its primary author, Dr. Jana Shaw, is a pediatric infectious disease physician; second, because it addresses a current public health crisis, the measles outbreaks in New York; and finally, because of the complexity of the issue, it is longer. Jana, an extraordinarily

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Unleash the Power of Innovation by Incorporating 11 Ingredients Into Your Culture

This entry is part 22 of 42 in the series Focus on Accreditation and Innovation

by Grace G. Gorenflo, MPH, RN 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 the

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Infographic: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina

A report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina,” describes several legislative and nonlegislative strategies being considered in South Carolina for addressing the opioid crisis. Lead author Jason F. Arnold and his colleagues assess the strengths and weaknesses of these proposals and how they compare with other states that have also implemented response plans,

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Yes, Teens, Smoking Marijuana Too Much CAN Hurt You

by Elena Vidrascu, MSc Welcome to Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach, a series designed to introduce the many facets of substance misuse and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. The other day I got a text from a friend asking if I was familiar with cannabinoid hyperemesis

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The Editor’s Podcast: May 2019 Issue on Substance Abuse

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. This episode of the Editor’s Podcast looks at substance abuse. In this episode of

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