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Q&A with Drs. Rui Li and Justin B. Moore on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in China

PA Obesity in China

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 sat down with Rui Li, PhD, at Wuhan University

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Help Shape the Future of Public Health: Revisiting the 10 Essential Public Health Services

10 Essential PH Services

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP “Now is your chance to inform the field, and practice, of public health for years to come. Please take the time to share your thoughts and reimagine what a framework might look like that would take us into the next 25 years and beyond.” Jessica Solomon Fisher, PHNCI Chief Innovations Officer The graphic below likely

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Making Strides in Public Health: Spotlight on Dr. Ross Brownson

by Sheryl Monks “[A] really important part of Public Health 3.0 is having new partners in new disciplines. Not just rounding up the usual suspects of the health sector but thinking about economists or the agricultural sector or the school sector or city planning. And universities often have departments that focus on those disciplines… [S]ome of the biggest strides we

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Seven Facts You Need to Know About Tribal Epidemiology Centers

7 facts tribal epidemiology

by Ellen Provost, MD, MS, and Katherine Leinberger Did you know that there are 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) in the United States, serving approximately 4 million people? TECs aim to go beyond just eliminating health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. With funding from the Indian Health Service (IHS), TECs were first established in 1996 amid growing

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Impeachment by the Numbers

impeachment by the numbers

by Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH Public health practitioners from around the nation are concerned with President Trump’s attempts to dismantle the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (see, for example, our article “I Walk in, Sign. I Don’t Have to Go Through Congress.” President Trump’s Use of Executive Orders to Unravel the Patient Protection

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Meditations on the MPH, Part 1

Meditations on the MPH

by JP Leider, PhD When I was a boy, I had a dream. It was to be a veterinarian, I think. Honestly, it’s a bit hard to remember. In the intervening decades, that dream changed and morphed, dozens of times. I was less motivated and gifted than Jeff Lynne’s titular character, but generally these (professionally-oriented) dreams revolved around being of

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The Role of Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Podcast with Vanesscia Cresci, MSW, MPA, and Rosalina James, PhD

by Camelia Singletary, MPH “[W]hen we work with an individual tribe or clinic, we plan together with them, not only how we will collect the data but how we’ll interpret the data. And we will work with them to develop their own capacity to collect data in their own way and how they will want to use that data that

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5 Reasons Journal Authors Should Embrace Social Media

5 Reasons Social Media

by Sheryl Monks Like the universe, the internet continues to expand. According to the most recent Digital 2019 reports from Hootsuite and We Are Social, 11 new users venture online every second. That’s 1 million new users each and every single day.                5 Reasons Social Media Why do they do it? Quite simply to learn. We’re a

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Summer at a Local Health Department and the Eisenhower Matrix

by Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH My office in the health department had a large white board on which I kept an ever-changing “to do” list. Only one thing permanently resided on that board: my favorite 2X2 table (Figure 1), adapted from the “Eisenhower Matrix.” The matrix served as a constant reminder for our leadership team to try to ensure that

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Anti-Vaxxers: A Threat to Our Future

Anti-vaxxers Mirren Galway

by Mirren Galway 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. Three commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct this year. Here, student Mirren Galway

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