Monthly Archives: September 2019

Nov. 2019: Tobacco

FTE Nov 2019

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS Fall is finally upon us, and with it comes the November/December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. In this issue, we have a collection of wonderful articles, with many focusing on tobacco control. Other articles such as this excellent commentary by John Auerbach highlight the pressing need to focus on

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A Map of the 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers in the US

Map Tribal Epidemiology Centers

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has just released a special supplement on the role of Tribal Epidemiology Centers in reducing health disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Tribal Epidemiology Centers are Indian Health Service division-funded organizations that serve American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern,

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Tulsa Health Department’s Response to Tulsa County Historic 2019 Flooding

Tulsa County 2019 Flooding

“While it is our job to serve Tulsa County residents, it became our mission to bring hope back to people’s lives as we responded to this disaster.” In early May 2019, a series of thunderstorms began dropping monsoon-like precipitation across northern Oklahoma. The water ran down streams into Keystone Lake, resulting in water levels above flood stage. In response, the

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September Is Sepsis Awareness Month

September Sepsis Awareness month

by Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD Sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection, is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States, with annual costs over $20 billion. Common symptoms include fever, chills, difficulty breathing, and an elevated heart rate. Without timely treatment, sepsis can quickly lead to tissue damage,

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Q&A with Drs. Rui Li and Justin B. Moore on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in China

PA Obesity in China

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Rui Li, PhD, at Wuhan University

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Help Shape the Future of Public Health: Revisiting the 10 Essential Public Health Services

This entry is part 23 of 42 in the series Focus on Accreditation and Innovation

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP “Now is your chance to inform the field, and practice, of public health for years to come. Please take the time to share your thoughts and reimagine what a framework might look like that would take us into the next 25 years and beyond.” Jessica Solomon Fisher, PHNCI Chief Innovations Officer The graphic below likely

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Making Strides in Public Health: Spotlight on Dr. Ross Brownson

“[A] really important part of Public Health 3.0 is having new partners in new disciplines. Not just rounding up the usual suspects of the health sector but thinking about economists or the agricultural sector or the school sector or city planning. And universities often have departments that focus on those disciplines… [S]ome of the biggest strides we can make in

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Seven Facts You Need to Know About Tribal Epidemiology Centers

7 facts tribal epidemiology

by Ellen Provost, MD, MS, and Katherine Leinberger Did you know that there are 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) in the United States, serving approximately 4 million people? TECs aim to go beyond just eliminating health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. With funding from the Indian Health Service (IHS), TECs were first established in 1996 amid growing

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Impeachment by the Numbers

impeachment by the numbers

by Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH Public health practitioners from around the nation are concerned with President Trump’s attempts to dismantle the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (see, for example, our article “I Walk in, Sign. I Don’t Have to Go Through Congress.” President Trump’s Use of Executive Orders to Unravel the Patient Protection

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Meditations on the MPH, Part 1

Meditations on the MPH
This entry is part 1 of 40 in the series Wide World of Public Health Systems

by JP Leider, PhD When I was a boy, I had a dream. It was to be a veterinarian, I think. Honestly, it’s a bit hard to remember. In the intervening decades, that dream changed and morphed, dozens of times. I was less motivated and gifted than Jeff Lynne’s titular character, but generally these (professionally-oriented) dreams revolved around being of

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