Monthly Archives: April 2022

Infographic: Improving Community Health through a Produce Prescription Initiative

In a new article published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, my colleagues and I describe a mixed-methods examination of the impact of the Partnerships to Improve Community Health Produce Prescription Initiative in northeastern North Carolina. This initiative combined produce vouchers with public health-based nutrition education programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program and education for the Special

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Learnings from the Cross-sector Innovation Collaborative

Learnings from ten Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) grantees focusing on aligning across sectors to advance health and equity. Ten Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) grantees recently culminated a nearly two-year journey with us, focusing on aligning across sectors to advance health and equity. These grantees collaborated across public health, healthcare, social services, and community organizations to address issues such as health

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The Toll of COVID-19 on the Public Health Workforce: An Interview with Dr. Brian Castrucci

“We’re pushing all the chips into the middle of the table, and we don’t have strong cards… We’ve just had one of the worst pandemics in our history, and we are rolling back public health authority. It’s one of the worst decisions we could possibly make.” ~ Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, I

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PH WINS Reveals Rising Stress and Burnout in Public Health

More than half of America’s public health workers report at least one symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of nearly 45,000 employees in state and local government public health departments. The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), conducted by the de Beaumont Foundation and ASTHO, now

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Supporting Success: ASTHO’s Strategies for Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

State of Public Health

State of Public Health is a column sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and appears in each issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the US are some of the worst among high-income countries with significant disparities in Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women who die

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