Monthly Archives: March 2022

US News and World Report Releases New Public Health Program Rankings – But the Only Data Are Still Peer Popularity

Even though we are a field grounded in data – and even though there are plausible ways of measuring program quality through measures of tuition, job outcomes, debt, faculty-student ratios, and the like, US News and World Report continues to simply field these (closely watched) Rankings as a mere popularity contest. What’s in a Ranking? Not as much as one might

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Guiding the Nation’s Health Statistics to Improve Population Health

Brian C Moyer Podcast

Editor-in-chief Lloyd F. Novick speaks with Dr. Brian C. Moyer, Director of the National Center for Health Statistics, about Healthy People 2030. Dr. Brian C. Moyer is the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), an important resource guiding America’s health. As director, Dr. Moyer provides executive leadership and strategic direction for the Center’s statistical programs and policies.

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Rural Public Health Systems Discourse – Ongoing Challenges, Few Solutions

This entry is part 8 of 40 in the series Wide World of Public Health Systems

Given the shortage of workers in today’s post-COVID economy, all LHDs—urban and rural—are facing workforce gaps and finding it hard to recruit staff. However, the challenges to rural LHDs are compounded by their being under-funded. Several years ago, when my friend had to be taken by air ambulance from North Dakota to Minneapolis to get prompt treatment for severe frost

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5 Important Articles to Celebrate Women During Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and to celebrate women and the innumerable and historical contributions they’re making in the sciences, the arts, and all other fields, we’ve selected five recent articles published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice that address important issues of concern to women. The

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Pursuing Collaborative Advantage to Solve Wicked Problems in Public Health

Collaboration is essential to address wicked problems in public health. Presented here are some useful tips to help plan successful partnerships. As public health professionals, we tackle some of the most difficult and complex challenges facing society. Even the tamest of public health issues cross organizational and disciplinary boundaries. But wicked problems like health inequity, growing chronic disease epidemics, ongoing

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Public Health Finance, Part Two

The second webinar in a two-part series by the APHA Health Administration Section on public health finance. In Part One, we discussed the absence of financial literacy as a matter of some concern in public health practice because it affects managerial decisions about the allocation of scarce government and community resources. You have to know where the money comes from

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Hot Paper Award and Highly Cited Trophy

Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information has awarded a “Highly Cited Trophy” as well as a “Hot Paper” award to a JPHMP article published in its January 2021 supplement, COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward. “Revealing the unequal burden of COVID-19 by income, race/ethnicity, and household crowding: US county vs. ZIP Code analyses” by authors Jarvis T. Chen, ScD, and

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Research Report Summaries from the March 2022 Issue

JPHMP Research Summaries for March 2022

Summaries of select research articles published in the March 2022 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Detection of Recurrent Hepatitis C Viremia Using Surveillance Data, New York City by Guerra, Kevin MPH; Bocour, Angelica MPH; Moore, Miranda S. MPH; Winters, Ann MD This articles summarizes the work done to identify HCV recurrence (ie, the reemergence of

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