Monthly Archives: June 2021

How Health Departments Are Addressing Substance Use Disorder and Overdose During a Pandemic

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

by Brad Finegood MA, LMHC, and Felicia Salcedo This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. COVID-19 has necessitated an all-hands-on-deck approach for health departments across the country. The scale and urgency of this effort cannot be overstated. Even as health departments and the public at large are focused on COVID-19,

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AcademyHealth Call for Nominations

AcademyHealth Call for Nominations Are you interested in providing leadership to the field of Public Health Systems and Services Research? Is AcademyHealth on your conference circuit? If so, please consider nominating yourself to AcademyHealth’s PHSR Interest Group advisory committee! Your volunteer work will place you alongside your peers in the field to plan and develop engagement activities for the PHSR

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July 2021: The Opioid Epidemic

The July 2021 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on the opioid epidemic. Articles in this issue document a variety of programs and policies to reduce the overwhelming harms caused by opiates. These efforts include surveillance, syringe service availability, and responsible prescribing programs. William Swann and co-authors studied the opioid policy and programs offered by local governments.

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Podcast: Law and Policy as Tools in Healthy People 2030

Laws and policies are critical determinants of health and well-being. They can encourage positive behaviors and discourage harmful behaviors, and they can enhance or worsen health, health equity, health disparities, and health literacy. In this episode of JPHMP Direct TALK, Angela McGowan and Joel Teitelbaum, two of the authors of an article published in the Journal of Public Health Management

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Generation Public Health: Top 8 Tips for Government Health Departments to Hire New Grads

by Heather Krasna and JP Leider The Biden Administration’s announcement that they will spend $7.4 billion on the public health workforce is big news for the woefully underfunded, short-staffed, overstretched, and burned out public health professionals working in our nation’s local, state, tribal, territorial (and even federal) health departments. There could be thousands of new hires in public health. While

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