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Programs Manager, April Reese, MPH, Educates Communities on Diabetes Prevention

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Profiles of Public Health Practice highlights practitioners working in state, local, and tribal health departments; community settings; and other non-governmental agencies with a mission to improve the health of populations. April Reese is happy that diabetes awareness has reached a broader segment of the public in recent years. As the Programs Manager for the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention

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Health in the South

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by Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Two years ago, this month, I moved from Honolulu to College Station, Texas. People continue to ask me what it is like to move from Hawaii to Texas, and all I can answer is, “It’s different.”

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“Stroke of the Pen. Law of the Land.” The Power and Appeal of Executive Orders

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by Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. In his first three weeks in office, President Trump issued 12 Executive Orders (EOs),

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Letting Journal Editors Do (Some of) Your Work for You

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by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM The Scholarship of Public Health addresses topics relevant to scientific publishing, dissemination of evidence and best practices, and the education of current and future professionals. This column presents some considerations and best practices when producing an abstract for your manuscript or presentation. Regardless of your stage of training, public health discipline, or area

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Does MACRA Signal the Beginning of the End for Medicare Claims Data?

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by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Arnold School of Public Health Graduate Pursues Career Helping Children With Hearing Loss Achieve Listening and Spoken Language

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by Erin Bluvas 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 PROFILES — Many students struggle to find their ideal career path. Not Jenine Entwistle. She’s been

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Evaluation Highlights the Benefits of Accreditation

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by Jessica Kronstadt, MPP Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the latest

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