Monthly Archives: January 2021

Trends in Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 Experience

by Patrick Bernet, PhD Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 experience offers many lessons regarding how the social, demographic, political, and economic attributes of communities affect their vulnerability to pandemic health threats. The timing, size, and geographic locus of infection waves is strongly associated with those community characteristics acting directly and through interaction with one another in ways that can either insulate or

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created a “new normal” in 2020 that included controversial mitigation strategies such as masking up and staying home and became the country’s primary focus, punctuated by a summer of civil unrest, peaceful (and sometimes not so peaceful) protests, and a contentious presidential election. The student projects we’ve selected this year reflect the best of 2020 as students

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Infographic: How to Build a Pandemic-Ready Public Health System

A new commentary published in a special JPHMP supplement COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward describes the limited capabilities of the US public health response to COVID-19. “Four Steps to Building the Public Health System Needed to Cope With the Next Pandemic” explains how our failure to invest in our nation’s state and local governmental public health infrastructure,

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Why Performance Improvement Still Matters in Your Health Department

by David Stone, MS, CPTD The past year was one like most of us in public health have never experienced before. Certainly, much was learned about our public health practices. Some were upheld, others were revised, and still others were moments of growth. While there were plenty of issues to dissect from 2020, I’m going to start the year by

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JPHMP Direct Talk Podcast: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTQ Communities

by Camelia Singletary, MPH In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, I speak with Dr. Kristen Krause about her article, “Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LBGTQ Communities.” The commentary appears in the latest JPHMP supplement, COVID-19: Looking Back, Moving Forward.  Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers), is the Deputy Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention

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Call for Abstracts: Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated with Structural Racism

by JPHMP Direct CALL FOR ABSTRACTS In January 2022, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice will publish a supplemental issue: “Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated with Structural Racism.” This is a call for abstracts, not to exceed 250 words, to be submitted by March 1, 2021. Of abstracts submitted, a number will be selected to

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Upcoming Sessions: Free Practice-Based Publishing Webinar Series

by JPHMP Direct The series is FREE, so enroll now! Practice-based research is at the core of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) mission. Practitioners are doing good and important work, inside and outside COVID-19 response, and are doing work that the broader community might benefit from learning more about. State and local public health practitioners are

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NACCHO Book Review: Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

by Emily Yox, MPH Each month, NACCHO brings you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. Book reviews in this series originally appeared on NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local health Departments and are republished here with permission. This book is one of the best historical compilations of the abuses of Black Americans done in the name of science and

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