Monthly Archives: September 2021

Antimicrobial Resistance in the United States, the European Union, and Canada: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Approaches and Promising Solutions

The following post is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Here, student Alessia Caputo examines antimicrobial resistance in the US, EU, and Canada. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming a

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Podcast: The Unique Role (and Challenges) of the Preventive Medicine Workforce

Drs. Deborah Porterfield, Linda Hill, and Lisa Miller describe the unique role and challenges of the preventive medicine workforce. As Jung and Russell highlight in “HRSA’s Investment in Preventive Medicine,” the lead editorial in a recent supplemental issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, preventive medicine (PM) is a unique medical specialty that requires training in not

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Coming to Consensus on an Appropriate Role for Health Departments in Abortion 

Learnings from a 2-day virtual convening of health department professionals on public health actions related to abortion. Even when scientific evidence is clear, political controversy about a public health issue can make it difficult for public health agencies to know how to proceed. This has been very clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health officials have feared backlash while doing

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Health in an Era of Resurgent Great Power Conflict

The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea

What rising tensions between the US and China may bode for public health, global health institutions, and the socioeconomic forces that shape health. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. This summer, the journal Nature Food published a study which is, in many ways, a microcosm of a key force

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Nov 2021: Environmental Public Health and Healthy People 2030

This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on environmental health. Rhoads and co-authors describe evidence-based policy decision making in a healthy homes initiative in Kansas City, Missouri. This urban area experiences substantial racial/ethnic disparities and high levels of residential segregation. Substandard housing has led to a number of health problems including asthma. An economic analysis

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Thinking in Groups, Thinking for Ourselves (Or: In Praise of Iconoclasm)

The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea

Scientists are people too. And people are vulnerable to groupthink. How this can serve science, and the world, poorly. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. Americans trust scientists. This may seem, to some, like surprising news, given the extent to which attitudes towards science were

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Participate in Public Vetting of the Next Version of Accreditation Standards & Measures

This entry is part 31 of 41 in the series Focus on Accreditation and Innovation

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) welcomes public health practitioners and researchers to provide feedback about the draft of Version 2022 of the accreditation Standards & Measures. We need to hear from you to ensure that the new requirements accurately reflect the changing landscape of public health practice. Details about how to participate in the public vetting can be found

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Executing an In-Person Conference During COVID-19: Experiences from Colorado

In-person meetings and conferences were paused in 2020, but innovation allowed for the Colorado Public Health Association to discover new opportunities to connect as colleagues. Unprecedented year. Pivot. Challenge. Insert all of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic buzz words. Regardless of your word of choice, the past 18+ months have taken a toll on the public health profession as highlighted in

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Pandemic Ethics: How We Think About the Rule of Rescue

How following the Rule of Rescue may challenge fairness and justice considerations when dealing with limited resources during a pandemic. This post originally appeared on the website for the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota and is reposted here with permission from the author. As a public health researcher, I am deeply invested in promoting and protecting equity. In disaster

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John Auerbach Is CDC’s New Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs

In this episode of The Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Lloyd Novick talks with JPHMP editorial board member John Auerbach about a new position he has taken at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs. JPHMP editorial board member John Auerbach has taken a new position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The title

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