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A Conversation with Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We spoke with Dr. Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, Surgeon General and

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Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Student Hosts Weekly Public Health Radio Show

by David Roston Students of Public Health focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. This series is guest edited by Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida-Gainesville [Full bio]. STUDENT VOICES — When I was typewriting poems on the streets of New York City and

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Infographic: Violence Is a Public Health Issue

Violence is a public health issue that impacts the well-being of communities everywhere. In the United States, more than 30 000 deaths per year are attributed to firearms and the homicide rate in America is 7 times the rate in other high-income nations. In cities such as Baltimore, violent deaths are climbing even as population declines. In 2015, Baltimore recorded

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Colorado School of Public Health Student Jillian Foss Explores the Intersectionality of Mental Health and Obesity

by Jillian Foss Students of Public Health focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. This series is guest edited by Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida-Gainesville [Full bio]. STUDENT VOICES — Can mindfulness lower your risk of developing obesity over time? If mental states

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Infographic: Increasing Colon Cancer Screening at Community-based Primary Clinics in San Francisco

Adult colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) can lower disease incidence and mortality. However, widespread implementation is inconsistent, especially in the public sector. While specific interventions to increase CRCS have been identified, firsthand accounts of CRCS improvement efforts using multiple techniques in public sector settings are lacking. A program evaluation was conducted to assess the effect of implementing a culture of continuous

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University of Florida Student Tackles HIV/AIDS in the Rural South

by Johanzynn Gatewood Students of Public Health focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. This series is guest edited by Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida-Gainesville [Full bio]. STUDENT VOICES — They say that your first internship may not always be your most impressionable

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Infographic: Recommendation for Center-Based Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends early childhood education programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving educational outcomes associated with long-term health and sufficient evidence of effectiveness in improving social- and health-related outcomes. When provided to low-income or racial and ethnic minority communities, early childhood education programs are likely to reduce educational achievement gaps, improve the health

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Columbia Student Discusses His Role in Breast Cancer Research

by Jersen Telfort Students of Public Health focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. This series is guest edited by Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida-Gainesville [Full bio]. STUDENT VOICES — As a second-year Master of Public Health candidate at the Mailman School of

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Infographic: Replacing Windows Reduces Childhood Lead Exposure

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than a half million children in the United States younger than age six have abnormal blood lead levels. While there is considerable evidence that window replacement reduces childhood lead exposure, federal programs tend to discourage it due to costs. This infographic summarizes an evaluation conducted in a

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