Monthly Archives: December 2019

Walking, Physical Activity, and the Built Environment in Rural America: Interview with Jeff Whitfield

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD In the third episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Jeff Whitfield, epidemiologist with the Physical Activity and Health Branch at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jeff’s research is guided by personal and professional interests. He grew up Austin,

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Health Inspections and What Follows: Responding to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Tulsa County 2019 Flooding

At DC Health, the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD), part of the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), is responsible for conducting inspections and implementing regulations for the city’s 6,500 food establishments. The team of sanitarians, along with two supervisory and two review sanitarians, conducts more than 7,500 inspections each year, examining restaurants, delicatessens, grocery stores, bakeries,

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President Trump Is Impeached: Now What?

Trump Is Impeached

Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH “ASSAULT ON AMERICA.” In our September 6, 2019, blog “Impeachment by the Numbers,” we described the processes for impeaching and removing a president from office. So what’s happened since then? On December 28, 2019, the US House of Representatives voted, for the third time in our nation’s history, to impeach

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Catching Up with Certified Health Education Specialist LaTonya Bynum

by Camelia Singletary, MPH Public Health Perspectives is a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce by exploring the narratives of public health care professionals to gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.  In this episode of Public Health Perspectives, I catch up with LaTonya Bynum, a previous guest on the show (see Episode 5)

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2019

Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. New Format This year, we’re changing our format for the Students Who Rocked Public Health series. In years past, we have featured a variety of students individually throughout the year, culminating in December with a round-up of students whose work

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Working with Industry to Promote Public Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. This post looks at worksite well-being. You might also enjoy Dr. Maddock’s previous series, From the Dean’s Perspective.  I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at Texan by Nature’s Conservation Wrangler Summit in Dallas, Texas.

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What Were Your Favorite JPHMP Direct Podcasts of 2019?

Podcast Poll 2019

We Want to Hear from YOU! Thanks for tuning in to Public Health Perspectives, the Editor’s Podcast, and JPHMP Direct Talk. We produced over 30 fantastic podcasts this year with public health leaders, top scholars, emerging professionals, and students on topics such as lead poisoning prevention, gun violence, creativity and innovation, smart health communities, physical activity in rural communities, climate

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Health Informatics and Smart Health Communities: Podcast with Valerie Rogers

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Valerie N. Rogers, MPH; and Kristie C. Waterfield, DrPH, MBA Health Informatics Innovations and Applications highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics.   Some innocent questions

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How Has the Field Responded to the 2012 Report on Public Health Financing?

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP In 2012, President Obama was elected to his second term, ‘Obamacare’ was upheld by the Supreme Court, the Transit of Venus occurred, and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her diamond jubilee. Amidst this revelry, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, published three reports on public and population health.

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